Taxpayers Spend $2.3 Million to Defend Fumo

ABC 27 has a story on the amount of OPM – “other people’s money,” i.e. taxpayers – used to defend former Sen. Vince Fumo, who was convicted of illegally using OPM: $2.3 million.

That’s quite a bit of money, to put it in perspective (and to give some ammunition to Kevin Bacon and the “Save the Govies” cause): it would nearly be enough to fund the Governor’s Schools of Excellence program for a year.