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Friday, September 13, 2002

Illinois Politics

Even under the disguise of supporting "small business," Jim Ryan won't get elected to the office of governor of Illinois in November.

Business group endorses Ryan

GOP gubernatorial candidate Jim Ryan said Thursday he would not support a minimum wage increase in Illinois, saying it would compromise small businesses' ability to compete with neighboring states.

"We don't help working families in Illinois or working men and women if we damage the business climate," Ryan said during a press conference at Noonan True Value..."

And at $5.15 an hour, how do we help working families, Jim? Something tells me that Jim Ryan never had to worry about how to feed, clothe, and house his family on $5.15 an hour.

And in other sorta related news:

Republican secretary of state candidate Kris Cohn said Thursday she would conduct criminal background checks on most new hires in the office to ensure that felons aren't employed.

Um, Krissssssssss, hiring felons in the office of the Illinois secretary of state hasn't really been a major problem. The problem lies in how they become felons while working in the office of the secretary of state.

Posted by Marie at September 13, 2002 11:09 PM