Updated 07/16/14 – 2:26 p.m.
CHICAGO (CBS/AP) — Politically tinged bickering among lawmakers looking into fraud and waste in the now-defunct Neighborhood Recovery Initiative overshadowed a hearing on Gov. Pat Quinn’s scandal-plagued anti-violence program.
WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports, even before the Legislative Audit Commission could deal with a request from federal prosecutors to wait 90 days before taking testimony on NRI, a hearing in downtown Chicago was bogged down by partisan debate.
The commission subpoenaed seven former Quinn aides to testify about their roles in how NRI spent $54.5 million in state funds, in light of an audit that concluded the program was poorly managed and misspent money.