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Tag Archives: Michael Madigan
Dems Create Circular Firing Squad With the Speaker in the Middle
For years, the Illinois Republican electoral playbook seemed to have had only one play: “Madigan up the Gut”, and for years they kept getting tackled for a loss (Go Bears!). Republicans ran the same play again this year, but for … Continue reading
Posted in 2020 Election, Uncategorized Tagged Illinois General Assembly, J.B. Pritzker, Michael Madigan Leave a comment
Silence is Corruption – Time for Dems to Break Their Silence on Speaker Madigan
Once again the smell of corruption is wafting through the Illinois House of Representatives. This time the smell is coming from the office of the Speaker, who’s been subpoenaed as part of a bribery investigation involving Com Ed. While he … Continue reading
Posted in 2020 Election, Corruption Tagged Brian Sager, J.B. Pritzker, Michael Madigan, Public Corruption Leave a comment
My New Year’s Wish for Illinois
It’s January 1, and we’re a little over a week from starting a new General Assembly and less than two weeks from swearing in a new Governor. Republicans in Springfield have no choice but to hope that despite being in … Continue reading
Frustrated? Call (217) 782-5350. Ask for Mike.
We have 19 days until the end of the legislative session, and how have we spent the month of May so far? We didn’t meet at all during the first week, and this past week was spent passing resolutions and … Continue reading
Posted in Illinois Budget Tagged Budget, General Assembly, Illinois Budget, Michael Madigan 3 Comments
The Governor’s SOTS Speech, What He Said and What He Didn’t Say
Every “State of” speech I’ve ever heard follows the same script: A recitation of accomplishments achieved since the previous speech; A shopping list of proposals to be addressed before the next one; and A reminder that those who stand in … Continue reading