Governor Says Nixing Pork Would Have Held Up Budget

The Democratic governor has long criticized pork spending in Springfield but Thursday said it's something, "we haven't been able to change yet."

Blagojevich said he agreed to $29 million in pet projects for legislative leaders while getting education and health care increases he sought in a record overtime session.

House Speaker Michael Madigan says much of the spending is for human services programs. He says he didn't trust Blagojevich to follow through on social-service spending agreements.

But millions of dollars are for roads and other programs that have nothing to do with human services.


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