Governor Pat Quinn seeks to end his “Hire-A-Thug” hiring program, in the face of embarrassing disclosures.  We covered the program a couple of weeks agoAnd with a follow up.

Capitol Fax has today’s story:

The AP drilled into the governor’s budget a little bit and found a few surprises. The biggest surprise, which probably shouldn’t be a surprise

Quinn also has suggested zeroing out funding for the Community Based Organizations for Violence Prevention program, which succeeded the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative, which has received $15 million over the past two years.

You’ll recall that the Neighborhood Recovery Initiative was at the center of a scathing Auditor General’s report for its shoddy and goofy operations. Obviously, the governor wants to distance himself from that program. But what happens if violence spikes again this year?

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