Illinois Governor Tells Jersey Governor To Eat It

Large, in charge

Illinois governor Pat Quinn is miffed by a series of commercials running in his state that star New Jersey governor Chris Christie and criticize Illinois’ recent tax hikes.

“I don’t know why anybody would listen to him,” Quinn said of Christie. “New Jersey’s way of balancing the budget is not to pay their pension payment, not to deliver on property tax relief that was promised, to fire teachers, to take an infrastructure project — building a tunnel that had already been started — and end it and have to pay money back to the federal government. I don’t need that kind of advice from that guy.”

I am loath to take Chris Christie’s side on anything, but Pat Quinn is dead wrong here: Chris Christie refuses to pay any money back on the tunnel he canceled.

Photo by Hoboken Condos, from Flickr.