Posts Tagged “Mike Madigan”

22nd District officials will name new successor to Madigan

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22nd District officials will name new successor to Madigan

22nd District officials will name new successor to Madigan By Ray Hanania After the surprise decision by Edward Kodatt to withdraw from the appointment to succeed Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan as the representative for the 22nd Illinois House District, Madigan announced that the district’s Democratic Committeemen will reconvene on Thursday, Jan. 25, to…

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Madigan resigns ending half century of leadership

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Madigan resigns ending half century of leadership

Madigan resigns ending a half century of leadership Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan ended a half century long career in public service on Thursday, February 18, 2021, resigning from his seat as representative of the 22nd House District in Illinois and his role as Speaker of the House. By Ray Hanania Michael J Madigan,…

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“They lost the war”

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“They lost the war”

“They lost the war” Madigan, Lipinski question honoring Confederacy By Steve Metsch U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-3rd) and Illinois Speaker of the House Mike Madigan agree that it’s not a good idea to honor Confederate Army generals with military bases and statues. A former college history professor, Lipinski urged doing historical research when it comes…

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The media’s obsession with Mike Madigan

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The media’s obsession with Mike Madigan

The media’s obsession with Mike Madigan The news media is making a big deal about an email sent by a lobbyist who happens to have worked with a lot of politicians, Democrats and Republicans. But although the email never came from Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan, the media is doing everything they can to…

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House Speaker Mike Madigan to keynote Arab American Democratic Club candidates brunch

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House Speaker Mike Madigan to keynote Arab American Democratic Club candidates brunch

House Speaker Mike Madigan to keynote Arab American Democratic Club candidates brunch The Arab American Democratic Club, Illinois’ largest and most responsive Democratic Arab political organization, is prod to host Illinois Speaker Michael J. Madigan as its keynote speaker at its annual Feb. 16, 2020 Candidates Forum and Brunch. Get info at www.AADCIL.com The Arab…

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Video: Chicago Newsroom on CAN TV analyzes elections

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Video: Chicago Newsroom on CAN TV analyzes elections

Video: Chicago Newsroom on CAN TV analyzes elections Veteran journalists Del Marie Cobb and Ray Hanania join guest host Bruce DuMont on this week’s episode of “Chicago Newsroom” hosted by Ken Davis. Cobb, Hanania and DuMont analyze results of the Nov. 6, 2018 General Elections on President Trump, the Democrats and Republicans. The panel also look at…

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Madigan urges extension of bill to protect women

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Madigan urges extension of bill to protect women

Madigan urges extension of bill to protect women Illinois Democrats Say Violence Against Women Act Must be Reauthorized Michael J. Madigan, chairman of the Democratic Party of Illinois, released the following statement supporting the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). “Twenty-four years ago, Congress passed the Violence Against Women Act, a landmark piece…

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Madigan, House Democrats urge Fair Tax to ease Burden on Middle Class

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Madigan, House Democrats urge Fair Tax to ease Burden on Middle Class

Madigan, House Democrats urge Fair Tax to ease Burden on Middle Class Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan, House Democrats and advocates for the middle class are calling out Gov. Bruce Rauner and Republicans for refusing to consider fair tax reform that would provide relief for the middle class while making the ultra-wealthy pay their fair…

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Illinois House overrides Rauner veto of tax hike

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Illinois House overrides Rauner veto of tax hike

Illinois House overrides Rauner veto of tax hike The Illinois House voted today to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of a state budget that proposed a massive hike in the state income tax. Under the tax hike proposal, residents and business will see a 32 percent increase in their income taxes. Individual taxpayers will pay…

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House moves Rauner/Madigan-Backed procurement reforms

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House moves Rauner/Madigan-Backed procurement reforms

House moves Rauner/Madigan-Backed procurement reforms Statement from Speaker Madigan on Passage of Rauner-Backed Procurement Reforms SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Speaker Michael J. Madigan issued the following statement Monday after the House voted to pass Senate Bill 8, a package of reforms negotiated by Gov. Bruce Rauner to help streamline acquisition of goods and services, reducing costs…

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Madigan refutes claims Democrats unconcerned about Budget

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Madigan refutes claims Democrats unconcerned about Budget

Madigan refutes claims Democrats are unconcerned about Illinois Budget Conservative business group called out by Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan on claims the legislature is not doing enough to bail taxpayers out of the state’s mounting debt By Ray Hanania Illinois House Speaker released a copy of a letter Friday expressing the commitment that he…

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