Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Better Government Association Director Speaks on Cook County Patronage

Executive Director of the Better Government Association wrote a letter to the Daily Herald addressing his concerns of patronage in Cook County:

"Recently, Cook County Board President Todd Stroger and his loyal Democratic commissioners decided the best way to grapple with the county's budget deficit was not to cut wasteful spending and political patronage, but rather raise the county's share of the sales tax rate by well over 100 percent, from .75 percent to 1.75 percent."

Click here to read the rest of the letter:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Jay of BGA,

Great job. The article is dynomite!!!! I would really like to know if you added up all the money made by the Stroger Friends and Family crew, how much would it total yearly. Do you think that there are more that 1000 8th ward and others under the Stroger banner?