Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Daily Chronicle’s View: Make efficiency an election issue

combining the treasurer’s investment duties and comptroller’s check-writing chores could save taxpayers $12 million, even though it would require a constitutional amendment and four years to accomplish. In a debt-ridden state, though, every bit helps.

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Tea Party preps for major "9/12" rally under the Arch

Tea Party activists from around the Midwest are preparing for a major gathering under the Arch [in St. Louis] next month in what figures to be one of the group's largest rallies before the November midterm elections.

The Sept. 12 rally will draw attention to the movement's "9/12" efforts -- a push to replicate the country's unity the day after the 2001 terrorist attacks.

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Firm scratched from Illinois Lottery could stall bidding with protest

One of the biggest lottery firms in the world, Intralot S.A., is weighing a protest after it was eliminated on Aug. 9, barely a week after bids were submitted on July 30, for reasons that remain unknown.

no other state has planned to outsource so much control over its lottery operations, and the prospect of higher profits resulting from private management remains to be proved.

Only two bidders remain

 

Click on the following for more details:  Firm scratched from Lottery could stall bidding with protest | Government | Crain's Chicago Business

Report: Warnings about e-mails went unheeded in Bush White House

Missing e-mails included messages from the months preceding the start of the Iraq war and messages sent by Vice President Dick Cheney's office that were later sought by the Justice Department as part of its investigation into the disclosure of Valerie Plame's identity as a covert CIA spy.

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