Michael Madigan

Illinois Legislature
3:32 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Illinois House Adjourns For Weekend: No Doomsday Budget

Credit WUIS / wuis.org

The Illinois House overwhelmingly rejected  a so-called "doomsday budget" today -- one that does NOT rely on extending 20-11's income tax hike. It would have imposed deep cuts across Illinois government.

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6:30 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Report Questions Hiring Influences At Metra

Michael Madigan
Credit housedem.state.il.us

A special task force raises new questions about Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and his influence on hiring at Metra. The panel, which issued its report Monday, was created after a scandal involving political patronage at the commuter rail agency.

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1:20 pm
Thu January 30, 2014

Cut The Corporate Income Tax? Illinois House's Top Democrat Says Yes

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The Illinois House Speaker is calling for a cut in the state’s corporate income tax rate. 

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Attorney General cites father in decision
5:26 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Lisa Madigan Will Not Run For Governor

Credit lisamadigan.org

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.

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New committee with big responsibilty
12:57 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Ten Tasked With Illinois Pension Reform

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. 

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12:16 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

Madigan Says House Is Short Of Gay Marriage Votes

Credit housedem.state.il.us

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.'' 

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98th General Assembly
1:27 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

New Illinois General Assembly, Same Four Leaders

New Illinois House members are sworn in during ceremonies in Springfield.
Credit Amanda Vinicky / Illinois Public Radio

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. 

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6:27 am
Tue September 4, 2012

Pension Vote May Have To Wait Until Early 2013


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. 

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6:07 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Revised pension plan moves to House floor

Michael Madigan (D) Chicago

A revised plan  to overhaul state pensions has cleared its first hurdle and is headed to the Illinois House.

Just yesterday, partisan differences had threatened to kill prospects for a pension overhaul when Republicans refused to go along with House Speaker Michael Madigan's plan to cut pension costs. Madigan transferred sponsor ship to House Republican Leader Tom Cross.

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