Rich Miller has cornered the Illinois market on “inside dopester” reporting on his Capitol Fax more or less daily report and his web site.
He’s a liberal and, taking that into account, one can gain information from his stories without accepting his policy viewpoints.
Today he is in full snark about State Rep. Jack Franks.
In an article entitled,
Miller writes of a couple of what are called “headline bills.”
They are ones introduced to get a story in a local newspaper or even metropolitan papers and on TV and radio stations.
“* Certain legislation, when it’s introduced, is almost guaranteed to receive a big press pop and then never actually go anywhere…
It tells of a bill to eliminate the state sales tax on gasoline and diesel fuel and cites a Springfield story that quotes State Rep. Sue Scherer (D-Decatur).
The parting shot of this post follows:
“This is a Jack Franks bill, so you know right off the bat that it’s designed for maximum media attention for Democrats who represent more conservative areas. But I’d really like to see Scherer explain what programs she’d cut to equal that $779 million budget reduction.”
A comment under the article reads:
“- Sir Reel – Friday, Sep 20, 13 @ 10:10 am:
“These types of bills should start with, ‘A bill about pandering …’”