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Quinn: I Sunk That Canoe Job, and Quick

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Gov. Pat Quinn says he told the DNR director to kill a proposed $85K per year Canoe Czar job soon after he learned of it.

No canoes for you!

Gov. Pat Quinn says as soon as he heard about the $85K per year Canoe Czar job he called "the director in plain language and told him its not happening." 

The reason: money, honey. Quinn, responding to reporters after launching IDOT's multi-year highway improvement plan, says the state's budget shortfall leaves no room for a waterway chief.   

As for Scott Lee Cohen possibly joining the gov race as independent?

Quinn says "whatever he wants to do" is fine with him. 

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