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Would Comptroller Topinka pay on grants to religious organizations?

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Judy Baar Topinka. Photo from her web site, www.judybaar topinka.com.

Judy Baar Topinka will announce, at a campaign rally, today, that she is a candidate for the Republican nomination for Illinois State Comptroller.  I will be there to ask her what her position is on a very important facet of that job.

What would a Comptroller Topinka do if she is asked to pay on the blantantly and unambiguously unconstitutional grants to religious organizations that are contained in the notorious Capital Bill?  Would she pay them, or refuse to do so the way that Dan Hynes refused to pay on the unconstitutional grant of one million of our tax dollars to Pilgrim Baptist Church?

What would a Comptroller Topinka do if similar grants are authorized by a future Illinois Governor, the Capital Development Board, the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity or the Illinois General Assembly?

I'll let you know what her answer is, or if she ducks and refuses to answer, in a follow-up report.  That report will now be published on Wednesday.

Topinka is a former Illinois State Treasurer and has been a talk show host for several years on AM 1530 WJJG, where I did the Morning Drive Show and worked from 2001 to 2007.

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Schaumburg Dan said:

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I'll bet she'll dodge the question.

gr8hands said:

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Rob, hold her feet to the fire on this one.

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