The maneuvering continues as hearings approach next month into Governor Pat Quinn’s controversial anti-violence program.
Republican State Senator Matt Murphy says Quinn himself should testify before the legislative commission that will look at allegations that millions of dollars in the program were misspent.
A spokesman for the Quinn campaign accuses Murphy of a, quote, “smear tactic.”
Meanwhile, Democratic Representative Frank Mautino has now approved two subpoenas of former administration officials to answer questions at those hearings in July.
Mautino had originally blocked those two subpoenas, but changed his mind after reaching agreement with the top Republican on the panel.