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State job goes to ex-lawmaker who supported tax hike

Jan 14, 2011 11:04:00 PM - chicagotribune.com
Quinn's office, former rep deny connection between vote, appointment

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn gave a nearly $86,000 state job to a former lame-duck lawmaker who supplied one of the votes needed to pass his major income tax increase, but the governor's office and former state Rep. Careen Gordon both said Friday that there was no connection between the actions.

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