A troubled Illinois State agency coordinates and pays for
up to 76 state workers to attend Rainbow PUSH Headquarters, Chicago.
(Seen standing in photo below on Saturday, March 3, 2012)
At this event, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi endorsed Jesse Jackson, Jr for Congress.
Watch the video, click here.
We estimate taxpayer cost of this political event at tens of thousands. It’s taxpayer abuse, government waste and political corruption. Read our Executive Summary.
Read all 243 pages of official state emails- received from our Freedom of Information Act Request. Thanks to transparency, the emails reveal a non-accountable, unethical culture.
Here are some highlights:
On state time, five directors of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) required attendance for specific key employees; coordinated and planned with Rainbow/PUSH; RSVP’ed to PUSH for 76 state workers; and were each paid to attend the political rally.
Under intense management pressure, state workers traveled in from all corners of Illinois. One worker logged 594 round trip miles from Southern Illinois! In fact, 14 state workers traveled 4,734 round-trip miles and racked up thousands in hotel, per diem meals, and auto reimbursement- see chart here.
Who are these ISAC state workers? ISAC General Counsel Annie Pike describes her own team as a “shadowy group” and a “guerrilla group”. ISAC Chief Marketing & Communications Officer John Samuels clarifies… “Alinsky radicals”. Read email chain here.
How troubled is this state agency? According to Chicago Sun-Times, ISAC may need a $1.6 billion bailout for the mismanaged College Illinois!® Prepaid Tuition Program. It’s only 69.8% funded and projected to run out of money in 11 years!
Chairman | For The Good of Illinois PAC
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