Profiles of Rod Blagojevich
Posted on Mon May 31, 2010 at 08:05:00 AM EST
Tags: Rod Blagojevich (all tags)
The New York Times has an AP profile of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, whose corruption trial begins Thursday.
Some things I didn't know about his accomplishments as Governor:
He raised the minimum wage (angering some business groups), provided state-subsidized health insurance to every child in Illinois, banned discrimination of gays and lesbians, increased education spending, won approval to expand preschool and increased mammogram and cervical cancer screening for uninsured women.
He also opened a prison solely for drug offenders that stressed prevention and re-entry programs. [More...]
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