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New Accountability Law for Grants

New Accountability Law for Grants

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Governor Pat Quinn has signed a bill setting new rules for state grant applications. The changes are aimed at making those who receive the money more accountable to taxpayers.

A state audit found problems with the way money was used in Quinn’s Neighborhood Recovery Initiative and that’s led Republicans to allege the governor used the program as a way to secure votes.

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FILE - In this March 6, 2013 file photo, Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka gestures on the House floor at the state Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Topinka, who won a second term in November 2014, died early Wednesday morning, Dec. 10, 2014, less than 24 hours after having a stroke, according to her office. She was 70. Topinka previously served three terms as Illinois state treasurer, was a former Illinois GOP chairwoman and ran for governor in 2006.

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