"The biggest opportunity for social and economic progress is raising the state's 3% income tax and with the extra three billion or so buying better educations for the hundreds of thousands of children in poor neighborhoods who suffer from poorer schools and worse teachers," according to this post from Illinoize (A new chance for children in poor schools). "There has been no significant progress on this front in at least a decade in the state, and the predictable result of kids dropping out from poor school districts and robbing them of the American promise of equal opportunity has blighted another generation."
Why won't Blago do it? He has to realize that he's not going to be President. Hell, he might not even make it through his second term. He's OK with other lefty ideas like raising the minimum wage. He just won re-election. Too much of a win for Emil Jones? Worried about someone else coming at him from the right? I don't know.
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