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Michael Madigan

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  • Illinois on the rocks: 'The Madigan-Cullerton budget slash 2.0'

     Illinois on the rocks: 'The Madigan-Cullerton budget slash 2.0'
    "Democrats in the legislature, both the House and the Senate, will offer a spending plan that's consistent with our view of what the state of Illinois should do for Illinoisans who need the government to be helpful to them. We will publicly acknowledge...
  • Illinois Democrats push ahead with budget that's $3 billion short

    Illinois Democrats push ahead with budget that's $3 billion short
    House Democrats worked into the evening Tuesday to push through major parts of a new budget they acknowledge is at least $3 billion short in an effort to force new Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner to eventually go along with a tax increase to fill the...
  • Council split on value of Elgin's participation in Metro West Council

    Council split on value of Elgin's participation in Metro West Council
    The Elgin City Council Wednesday evening is set to discuss paying $30,000 to renew the city's membership in the Metro West Council of Government. The Aurora-based Metro West Council of Government was formed in late 2004, and its current membership...
  • Is it war or just politics in Springfield?

    Is it war or just politics in Springfield?
    It sure sounded like Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, were talking about going to the mattresses, as family soldiers in "The Godfather" referred to it. When I suggested the Democrats in the state...
  • Good news hard to find in Springfield

    Good news hard to find in Springfield
    I spent the better part of last Wednesday asking folks around the Statehouse if they had anything positive to tell me. I went looking for anything that might indicate a silver lining to this increasingly nasty spring legislative session. Mostly,...
  • Madigan rejects Rauner's approach linking business changes to budget

    Madigan rejects Rauner's approach linking business changes to budget
    House Speaker Michael Madigan returned to the Capitol on Memorial Day and delivered a message to Gov. Bruce Rauner: Democrats are going to pass a budget that's at least $3 billion short, will keep working to find more money but reject attempts to link the...
  • Rauner spokesman rips Illinois Democrats for 'broken' budget

    A spokesman for Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is criticizing Illinois Democrats for proposing a 2016 budget he describes as "broken." Majority Democrats on Monday proposed legislation for a roughly $36.3 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins July...
  • Democrats introduce proposed $36.3 billion budget for 2016

    Illinois Democrats announced a budget plan Monday that they say calls for spending more than $3 billion beyond what the state anticipates bringing in, setting up a summer showdown with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, who has insisted that pro-business...
  • Talk of the County: Why is District 60 taking 'Act of God' days?

    Talk of the County: Why is District 60 taking 'Act of God' days?
    Editor's Note: Talk of the County is a reader-generated column of opinions. If you see something you disagree with or think is incorrect, please tell us! Call us at (312) 222-4554 or email talkofthecounty@tribpub.com. For a continuously updating blog of...
  • Rewriting a constitution not for the weak of heart

    Rewriting a constitution not for the weak of heart
    Only hours after the Illinois Supreme Court threw cold water on the state's plan to deal with runaway pension obligations earlier this month, opponents of the justices' unanimous decision were touting another way to skin the cat: Rewrite the Illinois...
  • Campaign-style tactics fueling Illinois legislative gridlock

    An already challenging legislative session has grown even trickier as Democrats and Republicans have begun targeting lawmakers with campaign-style mailers, TV ads and new multimillion-dollar political committees. The Democratic Party, led by House...