We’ve joined with Citizens Against Government Waste to put together the book that Springfield doesn’t want you to read, profiling over $350 million in wasteful spending.
- $6,500 for a tub of live bass. The state paid for fishing seminars and demonstrations using a 4,000 gallon, 40-foot long tank filled with live fish.
- $353,165 for car racing. The state is funding Raceway Associates, which partners with big-time
races like the Indianapolis 500 and the Daytona 500, as well as a massive construction grant for Atkinson
Motorsports Park in northwestern Illinois.
- $10,000 for a Batman gala. Your tax
dollars funded a star-studded party for “Dark Knight” director Christopher Nolan.
- $1,100 for Hawaiian party props. Your
money made its way to Island Enterprises, a company providing “everything for luaus and Hawaiian themed events from dancers to music to props and apparel.”
- $78,066 for quail promotion. The state is funding Quail Unlimited, which is “dedicated to the wise use and management of America’s wild quail, doves, upland game birds and other forms of wildlife.”
Click here to download the full 2010 Piglet Book, authored by Nicole Kurokawa. [PDF]
See John Tillman discuss the Piglet Book on Fox Chicago by clicking the image to the right, and for a sampling of the media coverage that the 2010 Piglet Book has received, click here.
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