Michael Madigan http://northernpublicradio.org en Report Questions Hiring Influences At Metra http://northernpublicradio.org/post/report-questions-hiring-influences-metra <p></p><p>A special task force raises new questions about Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and his influence on hiring at Metra. The panel, which <a href="http://www.dot.il.gov/nepublictransit.html">issued its report Monday</a>, was created after a scandal involving political patronage at the commuter rail agency. Tue, 01 Apr 2014 11:30:32 +0000 Mike Moen 45333 at http://northernpublicradio.org Report Questions Hiring Influences At Metra Cut The Corporate Income Tax? Illinois House's Top Democrat Says Yes http://northernpublicradio.org/post/cut-corporate-income-tax-illinois-houses-top-democrat-says-yes <div>The Illinois House Speaker is calling for a cut in the state’s corporate income tax rate.&nbsp;</div><p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 19:20:20 +0000 Tony Arnold & Hannah Meisel & WNIJ 42463 at http://northernpublicradio.org Cut The Corporate Income Tax? Illinois House's Top Democrat Says Yes Lisa Madigan Will Not Run For Governor http://northernpublicradio.org/post/lisa-madigan-will-not-run-governor <p>Lisa Madigan will NOT run for Illinois governor next year. The state’s Attorney General announced today she has been considering a run for governor for months, but decided to stick with her current job.</p><p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 22:26:39 +0000 Susan Stephens & Amanda Vinicky 33019 at http://northernpublicradio.org Lisa Madigan Will Not Run For Governor Ten Tasked With Illinois Pension Reform http://northernpublicradio.org/post/ten-tasked-illinois-pension-reform <p>Illinois lawmakers have created a committee to address the state's 97-billion-dollar pension problem. The House and Senate agreed to form a bipartisan conference committee to tackle the nation’s largest state pension shortfall.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 17:57:12 +0000 Susan Stephens 31757 at http://northernpublicradio.org Ten Tasked With Illinois Pension Reform Madigan Says House Is Short Of Gay Marriage Votes http://northernpublicradio.org/post/madigan-says-house-short-gay-marriage-votes <p></p><p>Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan predicts a rough road ahead for a same-sex marriage bill. He says passing the bill out of the lower-chamber would be ``very difficult.''&nbsp; Wed, 13 Mar 2013 17:16:29 +0000 Mike Moen 26808 at http://northernpublicradio.org Madigan Says House Is Short Of Gay Marriage Votes New Illinois General Assembly, Same Four Leaders http://northernpublicradio.org/post/new-illinois-general-assembly-same-four-leaders <p></p><p>Members of Illinois' 98th General Assembly were sworn in today in Springfield. There are a number of new faces -- but the four at the top remain the same.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 09 Jan 2013 19:27:21 +0000 WNIJ 23800 at http://northernpublicradio.org New Illinois General Assembly, Same Four Leaders Pension Vote May Have To Wait Until Early 2013 http://northernpublicradio.org/post/pension-vote-may-have-wait-until-early-2013 <p>It appears Illinois lawmakers will wait until early next year to deal with the state’s pension crisis. That was the message from one of the state's top Democrats.&nbsp; Tue, 04 Sep 2012 11:27:02 +0000 Mike Moen & Amanda Vinicky 17809 at http://northernpublicradio.org Pension Vote May Have To Wait Until Early 2013 Revised pension plan moves to House floor http://northernpublicradio.org/post/revised-pension-plan-moves-house-floor <p>A revised plan&nbsp; to overhaul state pensions has cleared its first hurdle and is headed to the Illinois House.</p><p>Just yesterday, partisan differences had threatened to kill prospects for a pension overhaul when Republicans refused to go along with House Speaker <a href="http://www.ilga.gov/house/Rep.asp?GA=97&amp;MemberID=1607">Michael Madigan</a>&#39;s plan to cut pension costs. Madigan transferred sponsor ship to House Republican Leader <a href="http://ilga.gov/house/Rep.asp?GA=97&amp;MemberID=1590">Tom Cross</a>.</p><p> Thu, 31 May 2012 11:07:05 +0000 Mike Moen & Amanda Vinicky 12578 at http://northernpublicradio.org Revised pension plan moves to House floor