Saturday, May 16, 2009

Quinn wants to scale back firings plan

A week after a plan to fire state workers created shockwaves, Gov. Pat Quinn said Thursday he wants to scale back such a broad “fumigation” of government’s ranks and thinks other issues should take top priority.
House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, announced a push for House Bill 4450 to clear out an estimated 3,000 people hired or appointed by criminally troubled Govs. George Ryan and Rod Blagojevich, part of a public showing that state government is distancing itself from corruption.Quinn has said he supports the idea as part of his effort to “fumigate” state government after Blagojevich’s impeachment. But he revealed Thursday that he’s not comfortable with targeting so many workers.

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Democrat Elected Officials

  • Effingham County Board Distric G-Doug McCain
  • Effingham County Treasurer - Steve Dasenbrock
  • Effingham County Board District C - Karen Luchtefeld

Effingham County Democrats Officers

  • Chairman - Audrey Griffith
  • First Vice Chairman - Dan Niebrugge
  • Second Vice Chairman - Allen Wente
  • Secretary - James Hammer
  • Treasurer - Shirley McEvers