Alex Clifford

Metra
4:37 am
Thu July 18, 2013

Clifford: Not Caving Into Political Pressure Cost Job

Alex Clifford

Metra's former CEO answered questions Wednesday about political patronage and his controversial severance package.

Alex Clifford addressed the Regional Transportation Authority. It oversees Metra. Clifford says Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan made it known that he wanted Clifford to hire one person and give another Metra employee a raise. When asked if the powerful House speaker did anything illegal, Clifford said no.

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