Crains on Dan Hynes talking about Illinois finances.
The state faces "a serious crisis" by 2010 unless lawmakers take a long-term view of state finances, Hynes told a business group in Chicago. But a spokeswoman for Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich said the administration was well aware of the problems when it came into office and has continued to alleviate them.Is Hynes voting for Blagojevich?
Hynes, a Democrat, said the state will have to pay about $1 billion more each year to keep up with growth in the built-in budget obligations. That's just about the amount of new money — through increased tax revenue, for example — the state has gained annually for the past 10 years, he said.
"If current trends continue and the state fails to address these looming issues, the state could face a serious crisis by fiscal year 2010," Hynes told the state finance task force of the Civic Committee.
Hare seems out of touch with Democrats too. Here's his response to Zinga in their first debate on Democratic calls for Bush's impeachement.
Hare, an aide to retiring U.S. Rep. Lane Evans, said he doesn't know of any Democrats talking about impeachment.Here are the sponsers for HJR0125: which
"I don't know where that one came from. That came from way out in left field," he said after debating Zinga in a forum hosted by WILL-TV.
Urges the General Assembly to submit charges to the U. S. House of Representatives to initiate impeachment proceedings against the President of the United States, George W. Bush, for willfully violating his Oath of Office to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and if found guilty urges his removal from office and disqualification to hold any other office in the United StatesRep. Karen A. Yarbrough, Sara Feigenholtz, Eddie Washington, Cynthia Soto, William Delgado, William Davis, Kenneth Dunkin, Wyvetter H. Younge, Arthur L. Turner, Esther Golar, Constance A. Howard, David E. Miller, Annazette Collins, Calvin L. Giles, Deborah L. Graham, Robin Kelly, Edward J. Acevedo, Michelle Chavez, Robert Rita and Lou Lang.
Democrats all I believe.
Update: ImpeachPAC has a list of all resolutions out there. Includes States of Illinoios and California. It's pending in Chicago, and on the ballot in Champaign and Urbana.
Update: And H. Res 635 co sponsered by Danny Davis and Jan Schawkosky.
Creating a select committee to investigate the Administration's intent to go to war before congressional authorization, manipulation of pre-war intelligence, encouraging and countenancing torture, retaliating against critics, and to make recommendations regarding grounds for possible impeachment.
It's not an obscure effort.