CALL GOV. RAUNER, ASK HIM WHY HIS APPOINTEE FRANK VALA IS APPROVING THIS BAD TAXPAYER DEAL!
Gov. Rauner dismissed the scandal this week in an interview with Maxwell.
“As you know, procurement law changes came in a few years ago to keep the Governor’s office out of any procurement process so I have not been involved at all. I learned about this the same time you did,” Rauner said.
According to Maxwell’s report:A mostly empty warehouse at 2410 South Grand Avenue East in Springfield now holds neat rows of filing cabinets and pallets of paper records which belong to the Department of Human Services. The lease agreement binds Illinois to fulfill at least the first five years of the deal, which adds up to a minimum of $2.4 million.
Procurement Board Member Ed Bedore, an appointee of House Speaker Michael Madigan, tells WCIA the total cost could clear $11 million before the 10-year deal is over. Bedore estimated Illinois could have purchased the property for $700,000. It’s value is listed at $1.1 million.
Why is the State of Illinois going to hit taxpayers with an $11 million plus tax bill for an empty warehouse when it could have cost only $700,000???
Frank Vala, who was appointed to the Board of Procurement by Gov. Rauner, is approving the deal. Why would he do that?
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