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Michael Madigan

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  • Local, state law enforcement lobby against youth program cuts

    Lake County State's Attorney Michael Nerheim joined other state and local law enforcement leaders this week in urging Illinois legislators to avoid cuts to youth programs that help keep kids on a positive track. Nerheim and other state's attorneys,...
  • Transit riders are warned to brace for possible service cuts, fare hikes

    Transit riders are warned to brace for possible service cuts, fare hikes
    Transit officials Wednesday laid out a grim scenario of service cuts on buses and trains, fare increases, layoffs and commuters returning to their cars in droves as early as summer if lawmakers approve Gov. Bruce Rauner's plan to cut nearly $170 million...
  • Rauner says budget fix close; lawmakers oppose schools cut

    Gov. Bruce Rauner is again saying he expects a deal to address Illinois' $1.6 billion budget deficit within days. But a spokeswoman for Senate President John Cullerton says there's still work to do. The Republican governor said Wednesday legislation...
  • Dems must give Rauner a chance

    Gov. Bruce Rauner can only propose budget cuts, not enforce them. The Democratic legislative majority will have the final say — even up to overriding his veto. Rauner’s proposal to cut the budgets of Illinois’ most vital and needed...
  • Illinois FOIA appeal process hampered by years-long backlog

    After the scandal that sent former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to prison, lawmakers adopted a raft of reforms that included creating a referee to intervene when bureaucrats reject citizens' requests for government records. Five years later, the "public...
  • Speak out

    I believe Gov. Bruce Rauner will balance the budget on the backs of the poor. There will be a huge price to pay, starting with less state heating assistance and chopping out money for Medicaid, reimbursement to hospitals and nursing homes, along with...
  • Illinois House speaker's panel meets to discuss school funds

    With the state's dire budget situation serving as an impetus, a bipartisan panel of House members Wednesday took up work begun by Democrats last summer to replace Illinois' school funding formula. The task force, announced by Democratic House Speaker...
  • Rauner takes wrong approach with Senate Black Caucus

    Rauner takes wrong approach with Senate Black Caucus
    Gov. Bruce Rauner has met with dozens of state legislators, both individually and in small groups, since his election. By all accounts, every meeting has been cordial, and he has scored lots of points with legislators who aren't accustomed to this sort of...
  • Cullerton rips Rauner budget plan as 'unconscionable'

    Cullerton rips Rauner budget plan as 'unconscionable'
    The Democratic leader of the Illinois Senate on Monday called Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed state budget "as unworkable as it is unconscionable," suggesting the Republican try again to draft a balanced spending plan that doesn't disproportionately hurt...
  • Supermajority fissures may be on full display this session

    On paper, the number of Democrats in Illinois' General Assembly looks formidable, holding "supermajorities" in both chambers that would allow them to override any veto by Gov. Bruce Rauner. When it comes time to vote, however, that strength is tempered...
  • Rauner puzzles the puzzle

    Rauner puzzles the puzzle
    Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner continues to try to noodle out the budget mess created by State Senate Leader John J. Cullerton  and State House of Representatives Speaker Mike Madigan and their many minions. So guess who holds all of the pieces to the...