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Blagojevich: Giving Children's rate increase would open 'Pandora's box,' but I wanted to do it anyway

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Reporting with Natasha Korecki

Rod Blagojevich testifies that his deputy governor, Robert Greenlee, advised him against a rate increase for pediatric doctors because it would undermine the governor's budget cuts.

It would open a potential "Pandora's box," said Blagojevich, who said he often felt pressured to grant money to good causes. "I'm generally a soft touch," Blagojevich says. "It's hard to say no."

Still, he testifies that he told Greenlee: "I don't want to hear all that," he said. "Just find the money."

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