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In a statement, Birt defends the indefensible political play to deliver support to Governor Quinn for $20 million in state funding by attacking Vice Chairwoman Kathy Hamilton’s efforts to bring reform.
“At For the Good of Illinois, we are extremely pleased that board reformer Kathy Hamilton showed the courage of her convictions to publically battle this corrupt strategy and unneeded building. Hamilton has consistently tried to force the board to open the books on enrollment and long term trends that show this building is not needed. Birt’s actions last night show that the institutionalized spending machine is now gunning for reformer Hamilton.”
Just two weeks ago, Governor Quinn stopped the grant and called COD President Robert Breuder’s email ‘extremely alarming’ saying that he had no tolerance for ‘mis-representation’ of how funds would be used.
Hamilton was the only trustee to vote against the building and for the last month battled the project in the press and in public board discussions.