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Michael Madigan

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  • Democrats propose 1-month budget; Rauner ready to nix it

    Illinois Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner appeared ready Tuesday to reject a Democratic proposal aimed at keeping state services functioning for another month, leaving the state without a way to pay bills and leading to questions about what will happen...
  • Excerpts from editorials by Illinois newspapers

    June 30, 2015 The (Bloomington) Pantagraph Democratic duo needs to compromise Gov. Bruce Rauner took the right path last week when he vetoed the out-of-balance budget passed by the General Assembly. The era of approving a budget with no grounding in...
  • Illinois considers stopgap budget in face of impending shutdown

    CHICAGO Illinois lawmakers won't pass a budget by the fiscal year's start and instead will authorize a one-month continuation of spending to avoid a shutdown, House Speaker Michael Madigan said. With a new budget year beginning Wednesday, the Democratic-...
  • Speak Out

    Speak Out
    When is it going to occur to Gov. Bruce Rauner that the Democratic Party helped him get elected because they wouldn't back former Gov. Pat Quinn? They know taxes in the state have to be raised. They want to be able to blame Republicans for doing it. Until...
  • Illinois' GOP governor moves to avoid government shutdown

    Illinois' Republican governor and the state's largest employee union moved Monday to avoid a partial government shutdown, with the union saying members will continue to show up for work even if the state begins operating without a budget and the...
  • Legislative leaders meet with Rauner, report no progress

    The four leaders of the Illinois General Assembly met with Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday, less than 48 hours before a deadline to have a state budget deal in place. Democratic legislative leaders reported no progress. The Republican governor and lawmakers...
  • Arizona takes its map back. Illinois, you're next.

    Arizona takes its map back. Illinois, you're next.
    The people of Arizona scored a big win in the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday. People of Illinois, were you watching? The nation's highest court sided with voters who were fed up with politicians rigging the outcome of elections. By a 5-4 vote, the court...
  • Illinois agencies asked to explain operations without budget

    The Illinois House has invited 15 state agencies to report on how they intend to carry out operations if there's no state budget in place by Wednesday. Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan of Chicago said Monday that the House would meet Tuesday...
  • Gov. Rauner's request for 5 business reforms hold up budget

    Gov. Bruce Rauner has an answer to the state Capitol budget impasse: adopt five "structural reforms" that make it cheaper to do business in Illinois. House Speaker Michael Madigan of Chicago calls the proposals "extreme" and anathema to legislative...
  • Rauner, Emanuel and Democratic lawmakers look for pension delay deal

    Rauner, Emanuel and Democratic lawmakers look for pension delay deal
    Lawmakers this week will take a second shot at approving short-term relief for Chicago's teacher pension nightmare amid a deepening fight between Democratic leaders and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, who vetoed their spending plans days before the start of...
  • Chicago officials reject Rauner's pension bone amid budget veto

    Chicago officials reject Rauner's pension bone amid budget veto
    Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner sought Thursday to ratchet up pressure on Democratic lawmakers to approve his pro-business, anti-union agenda, vetoing the bulk of the state budget while dangling an offer of pension relief for Chicago and Cook County. While...