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Aug. 29 could bring truce or political war
I think on August 19th a new and brief window of opportunity opened which could finally help wrap up this long and drawn out state legislative overtime session.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Illinois: Nothing happens, twice
The absurd facade of this long-running state government impasse might best be summed up with two brief statements.

1) Gov. Bruce Rauner to Democrats: "Just support my plans to eviscerate organized labor and I'll give you the rare privilege of voting to raise everybody's income taxes."

Monday, August 17, 2015
Time for all in Springfield to govern
There are those who believe strongly that one side or the other is "winning" the latest, and perhaps greatest, Statehouse impasse in Illinois history.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Get used to life in a Rauner world
If there was any doubt before last week, there's zero uncertainty now. Gov. Bruce Rauner won't allow anyone else to interfere with his dominance of the Illinois Republican Party.
Monday, August 3, 2015
Madigan was the 'plus one' reason bill failed
Last week, Gov. Bruce Rauner declared to reporters that if it wasn't for House Speaker Michael Madigan the budget impasse would've been resolved.

And perhaps if the sky was green, then grass might be blue.

For starters, what the governor said was highly doubtful.

Monday, July 27, 2015
Rauner targets Dem districts with anti-Madigan mail
House Speaker Michael Madigan told reporters earlier this month that he'd had a "frank discussion" with Gov. Bruce Rauner, "and I gave him good, solid advice."

Word is, that advice had two parts.

Monday, July 20, 2015


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