Tag: Madigan

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Cuomo vs. Madigan vs. Newsom vs. … Cruz? We’ve been treated to a few “political scandals” as of late. Of course, they happen all the time, but four recent ones stand out.

First, the resignation and bribery investigation of former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan, a 50-year Democratic fixture in the state’s politics, who just this week resigned from office (he had already stepped down as Speaker). Few politicians have had a stronger grip on a state’s political infrastructure than Speaker Madigan. But allegedly, Speaker Madigan turned ComEd, a large and heavily regulated state utility company, into a job and contracting service for supporters and political allies. I’m sure ratepayers there are interested.

Second, the unfolding COVID/Nursing Home crisis involving New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. We’ve long known about – and the media have largely ignored – his policy decisions early during the COVID pandemic to place COVID-positive patients back into long-term care facilities. Now, we find out that his office lied or, at least, withheld information about it to the federal government and, apparently, a federal investigation is underway.

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The Illinois Policy Institute put together an excellent documentary about Michael Madigan.  They have made it available on YouTube.  Anyone that wishes to learn more about the blatant corruption in Illinois, this is worth your time.  It is just under an hour long.  Michael Madigan has been speaker of the Illinois House for 31 of […]

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Illinois didn’t have a passed budget for FY ’16. And it looks like we won’t have one for FY ’17 anytime soon. Mike Madigan, speaker of the House for the past 30 years, is holding the state hostage. He won’t offer a new vote or a compromise on a budget until after the elections in […]

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