Wednesday, June 29, 2016

'Daily Show' Correspondent Goes to Springfield Amidst Illinois Budget Mess

Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" featured Illinois' messed-up budget situation in a six-minute segment aired on Tuesday night's show.

"Daily Show" correspondent Jordan Klepper followed up on a piece he did last fall about the state not paying lottery winners due to the budget standoff.

He talked again to a couple from Oglesby, in northern Illinois, who eventually received their lottery winnings. The couple, however, lamented the state's continued budget problems, which have led to cutbacks on everything from road construction to education programs.

Klepper came to Springfield and talked to state Sen. Daniel Bliss, D-Evanston, and State Representative Ron Sandback, R-Downers Grove.

After watching the two argue back and forth, Klepper joked that they were a couple of "bickering puppets" while showing a shot of two puppets that resembled the two politicians.

At this point, it pretty much sums up how most Illinois citizens feel about its state's political leaders.

The link for the video is here.

Information provided by The State Journal-Register 

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