Story by 89 WLS Reporter Bill Cameron
(CHICAGO) Believe it or not, in Springfield, lawmakers have rejected some new spending.
It’s not everyday Springfield politicans say no, but state senators said no to spending a million dollars to create a new office.
They were being asked to create an ombudsman in the governor’s office to referee disputes between parents and their local schools.
During debate, downstate Republican State Senator Dale Righter said this was an opportunity.
“This is an opportunity for all of us to stand together and say we do not believe that any of the answers to our education problems lie in creating another office.”
And that was the winning argument as the new office fell eight votes short.
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