Friday, November 04, 2005

Senate "Just Says No," Rejects Cohen for ICC

In an unprecedented act of assertiveness yesterday afternoon, the Illinois Senate refused to confirm CUB-alum Martin Cohen, Blago's nominee for chairman of the Illinois Commerece Commission. Though the word went unspoken on lawmakers' tongues, many Senate Dems, including Rickey Hendon and president Emil Jones are major beneficiaries of the political largesse of utility industry PACs. The vote was 28-22-9, with 14 of each party voting "yes."This is just one in a series of recent defeats that has left the governor reeling.

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