Federal investigation exposes Madigan patronage

Federal investigation exposes Madigan patronage With House Speaker Mike Madigan’s longevity comes with a patronage army paid with public dollars. With House Speaker Mike Madigan’s longevity comes a patronage army paid with public dollars. House Speaker Mike Madigan is set to become the longest-tenured state House speaker in U.S. history. But he started his career …

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Construction season means high costs for Illinois taxpayers

From Illinois Policy April 2017 Construction season means high costs for Illinois taxpayers Workers’ compensation increases construction costs and often traps injured workers in a harmful system. Insurance premiums cost 20 percent of payroll for concrete construction workers in Illinois. As warm weather ushers in a new construction season, Illinois governments can advance critical infrastructure …

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Press Release: How to close $2B of the 2018 IL. budget shortfall

News From State Representative Mark Batinick For Immediate Release                                                               Contact: Debbie Kraulidis         April 25, 2017                                                                                         (815) 254-0000   How to close $2B of the 2018 budget shortfall   Anyone following the Illinois budget impasse knows that our pile of unpaid bills is growing; up to $12.9 Billion and counting.  This creates added …

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