Michael Madigan

Illinois Issues
12:00 am
Tue February 1, 2011

A Taxing Time: Even After the Passage of the Income Tax Increase, Lawmakers Have Plenty Left to Do

Senate President John Cullerton
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Although legislators passed a tax increase in the last day of the lame duck session, they allowed other components in an overall budget and reform plan — some of which would have expedited long overdue payments to vendors, schools and social service providers — to fall apart. 

As the members of the 97th General Assembly embark on a new two-year legislative session, piecing together some the leftover parts of that plan will likely be their first order of business.

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Illinois Issues
12:00 am
Sat January 1, 2005

Question & Answer: The Four Tops

Michael Madigan
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Illinois Issues’ Statehouse Bureau Chief Pat Guinane sat down with the four legislative leaders to discuss some topics, new and old that will confront the 94th General Assembly.

We covered the basics — budget woes, medical malpractice, gambling expansion — and let each address his own agenda for the spring session, which begins January 12. We tailored some questions to each individual.

The interviews took place in Springfield in mid-November. We edited the transcripts for clarity.

 

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