Statement from Speaker Madigan

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – House Speaker Michael J. Madigan issued the following statement Tuesday: “Governor Rauner’s decision to pit one child against another is disappointing, especially as Republicans and Democrats in the House and Senate continue to meet and negotiate....

Statement from Speaker Madigan

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Speaker Michael J. Madigan issued the following statement Monday: “House Democrats will continue to reach across the aisle and work with legislative Republicans in order to enact bipartisan education funding reform. Every child in Illinois deserves...

Statement from Speaker Madigan

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Speaker Michael J. Madigan issued the following statement Friday: “First and foremost, it is the sincere belief of House Democrats that Governor Rauner should sign the education funding reform bill currently on his desk. Should he continue to...

Statement from Speaker Madigan

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Speaker Michael J. Madigan issued the following statement Tuesday: “Throughout three years of the governor’s budget crisis, we saw very clearly that political theater is not a substitute for real leadership. By calling a special session while he...

Statement from Speaker Madigan

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Speaker Michael J. Madigan issued the following statement Wednesday after Standard & Poor’s reacted positively to passage of a bipartisan balanced budget: “S&P’s action today is a strong signal that the balanced budget enacted by...

Madigan Schedules Thursday Vote to Override Rauner Budget Veto

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Speaker Michael J. Madigan issued the following statement Wednesday: “The House will hold a vote on Thursday, July 6 to override the governor’s vetoes of the balanced budget sent to him. House Democrats look forward to working with our colleagues...