THE APPEARANCE QUINNS AT IT AGAIN WITH THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
March 14, 2014 § Leave a comment
“Governor Quinn is driving a bus through loopholes
in the Illinois procurement code.”
State Representative Dwight Kay (R-Glen Carbon)
“We need to know why a company with a string of failures in other states which is also under investigation by the federal government would be given a no-bid contract
by Governor Quinn’s administration.”
Bill Daley (D-Chicago)
Former Democratic Gubernatorial candidate
The Boys in Springfield Carve the Watermelon
Not even Rod Blagojevich thought of these loopholes…
Gov. Quinn is using intergovernmental agreements and grants to circumvent a competitive bidding process. Many thanks to Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar-Topinka for providing the data: total intergovernmental agreements (IGA) outside of a bid process totaled $1.8 billion (2013) and $5.2 billion since 2010!
Growth of No-bid IGA Contracts plus Grants (2005-2013)
Growth of No-bid (IGA) Contracts alone (2005-2013)
AN EXPLOSION OF NO-BID GOODIES
Gov. Quinn’s total dollars in no-bid contracts and grants are 2,823% higher than the Blagojevich administration. Bidding a contract is important for transparency, competitive pricing, accountability and oversight.
Here are some grant and no-bid contract examples:
Special Thanks to State Rep. Dwight Kay (R-Glen Carbon):
A disturbing pattern of behavior is documented: Quinn’s agency heads have been non-responsive to Kay’s basic requests and the Governor’s lawyer has personally attacked Rep. Kay in a manner consistent with intimidation and thug politics.
No bid contracts. Grants galore. The Governor pressures the investigators. Taxpayers get the bill.
Founder & Chairman, For The Good of Illinois
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