In recent articles about Illinois politics, the Associated Press has repeatedly emphasized Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner’s political inexperience and the possibility that he may use his campaign cash to influence legislative votes. The articles also promote a potential budget “showdown” as if it’s a championship boxing match.
Poor and biased journalism often results from what goes unsaid, and on this point the AP has a glaring omission. The simple truth is that Illinois Democrats have a veto-proof majority, a fact the AP usually ignores, and can pass any legislation they desire without Rauner’s approval.
Too bad the Dems would rather point fingers at Rauner than address the state’s dire financial situation. And even worse that the AP lets them get away with it.