Posts tagged "Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan"

Speaker of the House Michael Madigan is the Real Enemy of the State

Speaker of the House Michael Madigan is the Real Enemy of the State
As the State of Illinois heads towards another year without a budget people immediately assume its Governor Bruce Rauner’s fault for his hard line stances. But I have another take on it: Governor Bruce Rauner may have his faults but I think Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan is the Real Enemy of the... Read more »

Michael Madigan Is Way Off Base On Andy Shaw

Michael Madigan Is Way Off Base On Andy Shaw
Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan is way off base on Andy Shaw but that really shouldn’t surprise anyone who understands a little something about “king-making.” And in Illinois the undisputed king-maker is Michael J. Madigan and not Andy Shaw of the Better Government Association. Besides where does the Speaker of the House even... Read more »

UNO Charter Schools Reform Chairman Resigns Abruptly After 3 Months!

UNO Charter Schools Reform Chairman Resigns Abruptly After 3 Months!
Imagine that – UNO Reform Chairman Resigns Abruptly After 3 Months! Well folks, somehow that news just doesn’t surprise me and the official statement by Martin Cabrera Jr. that he was leaving “because of a difference of philosophy and mission” was not only expected by me but something of a validation in what I had... Read more »
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Bill Daley's Use of a Situation Room Photo Is Questionable

Bill Daley's Use of a Situation Room Photo Is Questionable
First let me make this perfectly clear, the thought of a “Daley” occupying the Illinois Governor’s Mansion is the last thing I would want to see. And there are plenty of reasons too as I am probably one of the few who believe that the Daley Family Legacy is more smoke and mirrors than substance.... Read more »

METRA Chairman Brad O'Halloran Broke State Law

METRA Chairman Brad O'Halloran Broke State Law
Things just keep getting worse with the METRA Scandal. Apparently METRA Chairman Brad O’Halloran Broke State Law when he simultaneously took pay from another government body. And the man has no way out of this one folks because he knew exactly what he was doing. How do we know? Well, he didn’t make a move... Read more »

Update: Metra Madigan Scandal Investigation Just Went Monty Python

Update: Metra Madigan Scandal Investigation Just Went Monty Python
Update: According to the Springfield State Journal Register Patrick Collins has had to withdraw from investigating Metra due to a potential conflict of interest at the law firm where he is a partner. So much for whom I thought would be the best person to investigate the political and patronage shenanigans at Metra, eh? But... Read more »
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Madigan Cullerton Pension Reform Conspiracy Theory Spot On

Madigan Cullerton Pension Reform Conspiracy Theory Spot On
Illinois House of Representative Minority Leader Tom Cross has said that he believes the Illinois Pension Reform dust-up between Speaker of the House Michael Madigan and Senate President John Cullerton is nothing more than a ruse to diminish the chances of a Governor Quinn re-election while affording Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan a leg up... Read more »

Illinois: So Much More Than Just A Deadbeat State

Illinois: So Much More Than Just A Deadbeat State
So what’s new in Illinois Politics? Absolutely nothing as Illinois Senate President John Cullerton was able to easily defeat the only logical and sensible proposal that could have put a sizable dent in a State Pension System that is putting the state on a sure path to bankruptcy. Oh well, Cullerton would rather placate the... Read more »

Illinois Democrats: Sticking It To The People Emblematic

Illinois Democrats: Sticking It To The People Emblematic
Illinois, like other states, have welcome signs at their borders to give visitors hope they have entered a friendly environment. However, to those who would like to relocate there and call it home or to those business entrepreneurs who would like to tap into a top-notch labor force, well, that friendly environment would be hard... Read more »
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Illinois Pension Fund Reform: System Gaming Rife

Illinois Pension Fund Reform: System Gaming Rife
After decades of under-funding and inaction by the Michael Madigan controlled Legislature, the Illinois Speaker of the House has finally decided that the right time had come to propose Reform of the Illinois Public Pension System. And while that is absolutely imperative, years of inaction coupled with a legislative body that was all too willing... Read more »