A local Democrat is sharing his unhappiness with Governor Pat Quinn on several key issues.
State Senator Andy Manar says he is still waiting to see leadership from Quinn on the issue of pension reform. Quinn recently vetoed funding for paychecks for all Illinois legislators, including Manar. Manar says he’s not worried about that, but thinks it’s no substitute for real leadership and ideas from the governor.
The Macoupin County Democrat also accuses Quinn of being too focused on economic development for Chicago and the suburbs, at the expense of Downstate.
Manar will hold a town hall meeting on education funding and other issues tonight (Monday) from 6 until 8 at Southeast High School. He appeared live Monday on the 970 WMAY News Feed.