. . . as he himself explains.
But it could have been much tougher.
I mean, he could have voted with the Republicans against the new school-funding bill, which passed (easily) on party lines a week ago.
Sure. And I’m the Easter bunny, as TV news man Len O’Connor used to say at the close of one of his “biting commentaries.”
Anyhow, the state funding of public schools arises in my Illinois Blues: How the Ruling Party Talks to Voters.
It was at a four-legislator forum at Oak Park’s Percy Julian middle school, on a balmy night in October, 2013.
The legislators were there at the invitation of the parent teacher organization, introduced by the district superintendent and questioned by parent members of the district’s Committee for Legislative Action, Intervention and Monitoring (CLAIM).
An interesting evening all in all, with Harmon on hand plus Sen. Kimberly Lightford and Reps…
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