Topinka Says Lottery Sale a Bad Idea
"What I would suggest is first of all, [Blagojevich] should have vetoed $500 million worth of pork projects. Then you'd have some real solid money for education. Second of all, if the lottery is not doing as well as it should be, then hire a new staff and make it work because we should be making that money without hiring a middle man," she said.
Topinka says she will announce her own plan to fund state education some time this summer.