Tuesday, January 17, 2012

AFSCME Hits Quinn for Meeting with Legislators About Closing Institutions

See this AP dispatch, which begins:
Aides to Gov. Pat Quinn have been meeting quietly with a handful of legislators to discuss closing state institutions for people with mental illnesses and disabilities, leading a key union to claim Monday that Quinn is trying to exclude the public from important decisions about government jobs and services. 
"It's grossly irresponsible to plot to close these facilities behind closed doors," said Henry Bayer, executive director of the Illinois branch of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees.

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