The utter collapse of Illinois’ middle class

House Speaker Mike Madigan doesn’t care much for manifestos. When questioned over the years on his policy positions, Madigan usually resorts to bromides about how he supports the Democratic Party and its fight on behalf of the middle class. (Please disregard the utter collapse of Illinois’ middle class under his reign.) Because of Madigan’s distaste …

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It’s A Beautiful Day To Stop A Massive Tax Hike

It’s A Beautiful Day To Stop A Massive Tax Hike Watch now. In his state address, Rauner calls for compromise. But is that just a euphemism for another “c” word–capitulation? The compromise is a massive tax hike that the Wall Street Journal calls “The Illinois Capitulation.” What if Madigan calls Gov. Rauner’s bluff? Is Rauner focused on …

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Gov. Rauner urges lawmakers to pass GOP ‘compromise’ budget plan; Democrats scoff

Gov. Rauner urges lawmakers to pass GOP ‘compromise’ budget plan; Democrats scoff By Dan McCaleb, Greg Bishop and Cole Lauterbach | Illinois News Network Image courtesy of BlueRoomStream ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Almost two full years into a budget impasse that has Illinois’ debt soaring and its bond rating plummeting, Gov. Bruce Rauner is calling on …

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