Tag: Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan

Mike Madigan's little-known powers as Illinois House Speaker

Is there any other House Speaker in any other state with such dictatorial powers? Read Madigan’s rules: How Illinois gives its House speaker power to manipulate and control the legislative process from the Illinois Policy Institute. Read why Americans need to learn about the nation’s most ignored war. Find out what freelance editorial services I can provide for you.

Madigan's money machine: Illinois property taxes

From the Illinois Policy Institute: As the nation’s highest property taxes crush Illinois homeowners, voters deserve to know Madigan’s cut of the property-tax appeals racket. Read why Americans need to learn about the nation’s most ignored war. Find out what freelance editorial services I can provide for you.  

The Democratic Machine Still Churns in Illinois

This article appeared in the Weekly Standard (Subscription required.) While half of American voters have stomped through the Garden of Progressive Delights, Illinois is ever more shackled by insider deal-making, special interests of the liberal kind, and an autocratic Democratic machine. Case in point: As if organized labor hasn’t wrung enough out of the nearly broke... Read more »
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How to dump House Speaker Mike Madigan

The first step to fixing what ails Illinois is to dump House Speaker Mike Madigan. The governance and labor reforms proposed by Gov. Bruce Rauner won’t do it until Madigan is removed from the speakership. Higher taxes won’t do it either. The finger of blame for the Illinois in-the-toilet condition points directly at Madigan–for all... Read more »
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