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Madigan cancels session next week

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Despite no full budget deal for the current fiscal year, there’s not enough workload to bring state Representatives back to Springfield next week. That’s according to the spokesperson for House Speaker Michael Madigan’s office after announcing the cancellation of session next week.

Leading House Republican Jim Durkin said in a statement the House Democrat’s action speaks for itself and House Republicans continue to stand ready to negotiate and solve the FY 16 budget impasse.

A news release from Madigan’s office says the House should plan on returning to Springfield Wednesday January 27th, the same day the governor is set to give the State of the State address. Meanwhile the Senate has an Executive Appointments committee scheduled for Wednesday afternoon in Springfield. The state is more than six months into the fiscal year without a budget in place.

Source: INN

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4 COMMENTS

  1. First he misses a leaders budget meeting now and now he cancels session. Madigan does not want a budget deal. He’s killing this state. When will House Democrats finally elect a new leader, one who wants to work to reform Illinois?

  2. Madigan’s position and power (political and financial) enables him to keep fellow Democrats “in line.” He can pick and choose the Democrat candidates he wants elected, and finance their campaigns.
    Play ball Mike’s way and you’ll stay in office and profit from it.
    Go against Mike and, except in rare circumstances, you will be finished in Illinois politics.
    This is how he stays in control of the House, and why nothing improves.