Credit for this exposing blog goes to Marathon Pundit.
Illinois tax-increase job swap deal thwarted
Careen Gordon was an Illinois Democratic General Assembly member from Morris. During her unsuccessful reelection campaign last fall, Gordon said she was against Gov. Pat Quinn's proposed 33 percent increase in the state income tax. But in January's lame duck session, Gordon voted for Quinn's larger 67 percent hike. A few days later, Quinn nominated Gordon for a seat on the Prisoner Review Board--which pays $86,000 a year.
Both Quinn and Gordon deny a quid-pro-quo, but opposition to her nomination from the Illinois Republican Party and Americans for Prosperity created enough pressure that led Gordon to drop her bid for the job..