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Pat Quinn Spends $24 Million on Way out of Office

Illinois Policy Institute 14 January 2015 No Comment

During his last days in office, Gov. Pat Quinn doled out $24 million in taxpayer money to local park districts for luxury items such as dog parks and disc-golf courses.

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Quinn signed off on this spending despite Illinois’ overdue bill backlog of over $6 billion and the nation’s worst credit rating.

The governor’s most recent handouts came from Illinois’ Open Space Land Acquisition and Development, or OSLAD, program, which is financed via a portion of the state’s real estate transfer tax.

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