As reported recently by GamePolitics, Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has failed to order payment of more than a half-million dollars to the video game industry.
The money represents the cost of legal bills the ESA and EMA ran up defending Blagojevich’s ill-fated Safe Games Illinois Act, which was ruled unconstitutional by Federal District Court Judge Matthew Kennelly more than a year ago.
Now, the Associated Press is reporting that Judge Kennelly seems to be losing patience with the Governor. Earlier today Judge Kennelly ordered Blagojevich and the Illinois attorney general to explain by next Monday how they plan to repay the video game industry.
Judge Kennelly said, “…the time for waffling has passed,” and accused the Illinois guv of giving the game biz “the run-around.”
The Chicago Tribune has more.