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[29 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]

With John A. Allison IV in the news as possible Secretary of the Treasury, here’s a New York Times story from him in 2009.

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[29 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]

* Yet another mess created by Pat Quinn that has yet to be cleaned up by the current administration…

The situation for women housed at the Logan Correctional Center in downstate Lincoln has become “untenable,” according to a new study funded by the Department of Justice that found overcrowded conditions, problems with handling mentally ill inmates […]

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[29 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]

* As expected…

House fails to override SB250. Would eliminate redundant paperwork, streamline function, clean up voter rolls and save money. #AVRinIL
— IL Senate Democrats (@ILSenDems) November 29, 2016

Illinois House fails to override Gov. Rauner veto of automatic registration bill. Four votes shy of 71 needed.
— Ivan Moreno (@IvanJourno) November 29, 2016

#AVRinIL fails to […]

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* Speaker Madigan yesterday…
“The governor has spoken at length about a lame duck tax increase. I think it’s very interesting. I think that we ought to listen to the governor and work with the governor and that’s what I plan to do.”
* Gov. Rauner was asked about Madigan’s comment early this morning…
“That’s a […]

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* The Illinois Republican Party has a new website called BossMadigan.com. The party is making no bones about its three top targets for next cycle and is warning them about their vote for House Speaker in January…

* From the site…
Brandon Phelps has taken over $200,000 from Mike Madigan’s political machine and has voted […]

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Chao family gives $40 million to HBS https://t.co/P2Vczb8B53— zerohedge (@zerohedge) November 29, 2016

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[28 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]

* The House Democrats have lately taken to demanding that Gov. Rauner produce a “real” budget plan…
Illinois lawmakers return to the Capitol this week to continue the annual veto session.
One of their top priorities is passage of a budget. Legislative leaders will meet with Governor Bruce Rauner. He’s pushing for an […]