Posts tagged "House Speaker Michael Madigan"

Judge's Illinois redistricting ruling leaves only one way left to tweak Mike Madigan

So, a Cook County Judge has ruled that we don’t get to vote on an Illinois constitutional amendment that would take  legislative redistricting out of the hands of politicians protecting their hind sides and turn it over to a more objective and less political process. As the Chicago Tribune reported: Judge Diane Larsen found that... Read more »

Yet another transit favor for Speaker Madigan? Sheesh

House Speaker Michael Madigan doesn’t limit throwing around his clout to getting pay raises for pals in Metra and other state and local government agencies. Let’s not forget the even more lucrative practice of rounding up government contracts for pals. Here’s a fine piece of reporting by Bob Hergurth of the Better Government Association on... Read more »

'Cowardice' is why Michael Madigan might stymie Illinois pension reform

That’s according to a business group that is lobbying “with sharp elbows” to reform the lavish Illinois public employee pensions. The Chicago News Cooperative puts it all into perspective as D-Day for pension reforms arrives on Thursday. It’s worth a read here.
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