03-14-07_1312.jpg After Strickland’s State of the State speech, ONN’s crack political reporters were on the scene at the State House to find out what people like State Senator Kevin Coughlin thought of the speech.

Not suprisingly, Mr. Coughlin hated the school voucher cut and the proposal to eliminate for-profit schools- what he calls the ‘proposal to eliminate school choice’.

He claims to be puzzled by the choice since most of the people who benefit from the vouchers are “inner city … african american families” aka: Strickland’s “own constituencies”. (what is he saying? Blacks only vote for Democrats?) Which, of course, is not true– plenty of rich families abuse the voucher system to get the state to pay for their own children’s education at private schools.

But we shouldn’t be suprised by his opinion. Not at all.

The FACT is: Kevin Coughlin gets TENS OF THOUSANDS of dollars in campaign contributions from the owners of private school companies (e.g. David Brennan)!