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John J Cullerton

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  • Illinois Democrats start sending GOP Gov Rauner budget bills

    Illinois Democrats are sending Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner budget bills even as both sides remain deadlocked over a spending plan. The House and Senate this week each sent two of nearly two dozen budget bills to Rauner's desk. Senate President John...
  • Madigan and Cullerton are just too old school

    Madigan and Cullerton are just too old school
    It appears to me that House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton are out of touch with current reality. Their political methods are too old school. They are the one constant over the past 30 years and directly responsible for...
  • Who's afraid of empowering the people?

    Who's afraid of empowering the people?
    Democratic lawmakers have spent this spring trying to needle Gov. Bruce Rauner, holding hearings and some sham votes on bits and pieces of his "Turnaround Agenda." House Speaker Mike Madigan says he's simply running Rauner's ideas up the flagpole to...
  • Comptroller: Without budget, most state payments would stop

    Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger said Wednesday that if lawmakers don't reach a state budget deal by the end of the month, she'll be unable to do her job of paying the state's bills. The Republican, who Bruce Rauner hand-picked while governor-elect,...
  • Rauner ratchets up rhetoric against Madigan, Cullerton amid impasse

     Rauner ratchets up rhetoric against Madigan, Cullerton amid impasse
    Gov. Bruce Rauner went back on the road Wednesday to sell his “turnaround agenda" to local voters, laying the blame for the state’s financial troubles on the legislature’s Democratic leaders as he encountered angry jeers from some who...
  • Rauner, Democrats spar on property taxes as stalemate enters 2nd week

    Rauner, Democrats spar on property taxes as stalemate enters 2nd week
    The stalemate at the Capitol entered its second week with more political theater on display, and this time the stage play revolved around property taxes as Democrats, who rule the legislature, and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner jockeyed for position on an...
  • Lawmakers return with new plans to poke at Rauner

    Lawmakers return with new plans to poke at Rauner
    State lawmakers return to Springfield on Tuesday with ruling Democrats planning a renewed attack on Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, who has revived his campaign-style tour to push a pro-business, anti-union agenda that's been a sticking point in the ongoing...
  • Emanuel's top council ally says Rauner's inexperience complicates things

    Emanuel's top council ally says Rauner's inexperience complicates things
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel's top City Council ally on Tuesday said Gov. Bruce Rauner's political inexperience and his background in business are complicating matters as the first-term governor tries to reach agreement with the "tremendously experienced" Democrats...
  • Speak Out: Anyone to be fired over water meter fiasco?

    Speak Out: Anyone to be fired over water meter fiasco?
    Now that the water meter scandal has come to light in Tinley Park, will anyone who deliberately ignored the misreadings while we paid for water we didn't use get fired? Will a political victim, who was told to sweep it under the rug, take the fall and...
  • The war for Illinois

    The war for Illinois
    "The out-of-balance budget you passed keeps level funding for the (Democrat-run) General Assembly, the (Democratic) attorney general and the (Democratic) secretary of state while cutting the (Republican) governor and the (Republican) comptroller by 10...
  • Rauner starts budget cuts to force Dems to negotiate on his agenda

     Rauner starts budget cuts to force Dems to negotiate on his agenda
    Gov. Bruce Rauner on Tuesday said he will cut spending on programs that help the poor with child care costs and help the elderly stay out of nursing homes, nix the proposed Illiana toll road, close state museums and suspend tax credits for businesses...