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Quinn: Politicians are ‘showboating’

Published: Friday, April 26, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT

CHICAGO – Gov. Pat Quinn says any governors trying to poach Illinois companies are all just “showboating.”

At least five governors have recently tried to lure away Illinois businesses.

Earlier this week, Texas Gov. Rick Perry was in Chicago to try to spark competition between the states. Also this week, Florida Gov. Rick Scott sent letters to Illinois’ top 100 companies encouraging them to buy a one-way ticket to his state. Governors in Wisconsin, Indiana and New Jersey have also tried the tactic.

– The Associated Press

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