SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
The end(?) videos

Friday, May 28, 2010

[Posted by Barton Lorimor]

* Contrast to the last couple of days, the Capitol is quiet today after the Senate adjourned without voting on the pension bonding bill. President Cullerton restated last night that the votes to pass the bill were just not there…

* Leader Cross said he does not consider this session a victory for Republicans given that the pension bonding bill is struggling in the Senate. Have a look…

* Speaker Madigan spoke to reporters after the House adjourned Wednesday. Here are those videos in case they were missed…

Part 1

Part 2

* Sen. Brady held his own presser last night and went to work on Gov. Quinn for the McPier amendatory veto and the Democrats for trying to borrow the $3.7 billion pension payment. Reporters also tried to get the Bloomington Republican to reveal more details of where he would cut from the budget. Brady again stressed his belief the state could save a good chunk of change by auditing the Medicaid system. The presser is below in three parts.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

* Leader Radogno joined Brady in calling for a Medicaid audit…

- Posted by Barton Lorimor        

  1. - wordslinger - Friday, May 28, 10 @ 9:01 am:

    Brady clearly thinks he can sandbag to November on the biggest issue in the state and the biggest problem the next governor will face.

    He should take a page from Nixon in ‘68 and say he has a secret plan to balance the budget.

  2. - Way Way Down Here - Friday, May 28, 10 @ 9:04 am:

    “No safety or surprise, the end.”

    It’s a Doors kind of day.

  3. - VanillaMan - Friday, May 28, 10 @ 9:10 am:

    Leader Radogno joined Brady in calling for a Medicaid audit.

    That is a good move. Most voters agree with this. It is easy to sell and understand. It questions first the folks and the system most voters feel is too generous. It is an easy call to support. Candidates have to recognize that pulling in supporters is easier if they feel that doing so publically won’t make them look ideological. This move works in that direction.

    Rodogno’s support, as is the support of other GOP leaders - including Jim Edgar - also deflects criticisms from the status quo that Brady can’t go it alone, or had no plans. By uniting the GOP over Brady’s candidacy and rubber-stamping his supposed budget solutions, Brady appears more leader-like, appears to actually have a plan, and has the support of more popular, centrist leaders.

    Brady can sandbag this, by not appearing to sandbag it. That is what every candidate does.

    What Quinn has to do is attack Brady on ideology, because that is the only place where Brady is weak, where and voters are willing to listen. Going after Brady over his lack of budget plans won’t do it, in my opinion, because voters are innoculated over the budget as presented by the status quo. Voters have to be drawn against Brady by his political positions in the past, and Quinn is going to have to make this the focus of the campaign. Quinn has struck out over the budget, so his criticisms regarding Brady are not credible enough to be a winner on this issue.

  4. - Niles Township - Friday, May 28, 10 @ 9:11 am:

    Brady still needs lots of work with his PR skills. I’d him away over the long weekend with some PR consultants to work on his delivery and substance.

  5. - Park - Friday, May 28, 10 @ 9:13 am:

    Brady can certainly win with unspecified “hope” and “Change” references Obviously there’s only one solution…tax increases, with as many cuts as is reasonably possible. But why say it if you don’t have to? Just say ‘no taxes until all programs reviewed and cuts made…blah blah blah’ He can win with that, the Blago trial, and Quinn’s almost-certain-to-happen future blunders.

    Everyone have a great memorial day weekend!

  6. - cassandra - Friday, May 28, 10 @ 9:41 am:

    I thought his performance was significantly better than when he was on Chicago Tonight recently. On that show, he seemed to be trying to ingratiate himself with Carol Marin—hardly gubernatorial. So maybe he has already been taking lessons. He should keep them up, add more facts and figures, watch some (Bill)Clinton and Obama press conference tapes. Clinton is still be best and it’s because you really believe he has studied all these issues and knows a lot about them. In fact, he probably had. Not sure one could say the same about either candidate.

    Meanwhile, where was the new campaign manager when the Teamsters bellied up with that $75k right before the McPier vote. Evidently the Teamsters believe pay to play is still in effect. They could be right–they’ve been around long enough. Brady is right to make it an issue. And it should give us all pause.

  7. - Anonymous - Friday, May 28, 10 @ 10:30 am:

    When is the legislature going to put issues of public policy above partisanship? I am a moderate. I have never voted a straight ticket in my life, The Democrats seem to have a plan. I want to see the Republican plan. I realize borrowing is not a Utopian solution! Please give me another solution.

  8. - 47th Ward - Friday, May 28, 10 @ 10:41 am:

    Rich, I note the “?” in Barton’s headline about the end of session. Does this mean your hair/beard keeps growing?

    Sorry to hear about the tooth. But are you sure it’s not an ingrown beard hair? And how could you tell your face was swollen this morning? From the WTTW interview, it was hard to tell you even had a face under that shaggy beard.

    Thanks for the nonstop coverage this week. Top notch as always, and very much appreciated. Enjoy the long weekend, take your meds and feel better.

  9. - Pot calling kettle - Friday, May 28, 10 @ 11:00 am:

    I love how Madigan complains that the Republicans are in campaign mode/plan. (As if he is shocked, shocked! that there is gambling at Rick’s.) I’m glad Madigan doesn’t play that way or nothing would get done.

  10. - ShadyBillBrady - Friday, May 28, 10 @ 11:14 am:

    The most entertaining parts of watching the Bill Brady pressers might be watching Cross and Radogno. It looks like it’s as painful for them to watch and listen as it is for us. Either that, or they were looking down at their Shady Bill Brady BINGO cards:
    “Pay to Play”
    “The backs of our children and grandchildren”
    “Like familes and businesses”

Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.

* Happy Thanksgiving!
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Five unanswered questions
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Question of the day
* Caption contest!
* Crossing the line
* Moody's warns Illinois
* The Credit Union Difference
* *** UPDATED x1 - Franks responds *** Uh-oh
* Then and now
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Yesterday's blog posts

Visit our advertisers...







Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

* Disney teams up with Google for interactive Star Wars experiences
* Gold Platinum Samsung Galaxy Note 5 now available from Verizon, AT&T
* AT&T, Verizon and Sprint add gold platinum colored Galaxy Note 5
* Apple Watch burns arm, Microsoft Lumia 950 XL ships & more – Pocketnow Daily
* Fossil’s Android Wear-powered Q Founder smartwatch launches
* Google Play credit can now be sent as a gift via email
* Verizon starts rolling out much-needed maintenance update for the LG G4

* White Sox sign catcher Avila to one-year deal
* White Sox sign catcher Avila to one-year deal
* White Sox sign catcher Avila to one-year deal
* White Sox sign C Alex Avila for 1 year, $2.5 million
* White Sox sign catcher Avila to one-year deal
* Tommy Kahnle enters, Geovany Soto departs
* White Sox acquire Kahnle in deal with Rockies


Main Menu
Pundit rankings
Subscriber Content
Blagojevich Trial
Updated Posts

November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005


RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0


* Illinois makes tax break deals with 3 companies.....
* Illinois makes tax break deals with 3 companies.....
* Illinois makes 3 new tax-break deals with compa.....
* Illinois makes 3 new tax break deals with compa.....
* Illinois makes 3 new tax break deals with compa.....
* Illinois makes 3 new tax break deals with compa.....
* Governor Rauner takes clemency action - RiverBe.....

* Illinois makes tax break deals with 3 companies
* Most Illinois metro jobless rates fall but many lose jobs
* Springfield police chief bemoans body-cam 'burden'
* EXCHANGE: Fire training buildings adapt to versatile needs
* Amtrak ramps up service, offers tips for holiday travel
* Bishop Hill Museum acquires early painting by folk artist
* State treasurer to hold online auction of unclaimed property
* Man gets 16 years for sexually assaulting a woman he knew
* U of Illinois group looking for chancellor led by professor
* Suburban Chicago teacher sentenced for child pornography

* Springfield jobless rate falls again, to 5.1 percent
* Springfield police chief sees problems with body cam law
* Lawsuit challenges Illinois ban on marijuana campaign money
* Number of Illinois inmates released on parole climbing
* Bryce Benton circulating petitions to challenge Sen. Sam McCann in GOP primary
* Executive Mansion roof repairs nearing completion
* Candidates begin filing petitions for March primary election
* Benton circulating petitions to challenge McCann in GOP primary
* Rauner administration says House Democrats holding local aid hostage
* Rauner says White House promises to answer refugee queries

* Review: Sociale in the South Loop
* Her Barbie was a lawyer. Now she defends victims' rights
* Meet the guy making money off your food scraps
* United, Delta bet on long oil slump
* United offers pilots 13% raise

* Ex-Hawks winger Ben Smith working his way back from a concussion
* FOP posts notice on raising bail for officer charged with murder
* Brian Bliss remains employed by Fire
* Black Caucus renews calls for McCarthy’s ouster
* Reasons Blackhawks fans should be thankfull
* Mitchell: “Hideous” video tells an even more hideous story
* Marchers protest CPD handling of Laquan McDonald’s murder
* Mihalopoulos: Laquan McDonald video could define state’s attorney’s race
* Patrick Kane’s point streak nearing historic levels
* Uber cleared to serve O’Hare, Midway airports

* Boy in critical condition after struck by vehicle on South Side
* In final weeks, Laquan McDonald tried to turn around troubled life
* Crystal Lake man, 18, killed kitten over fight about bong: prosecutor
* Charges dropped against protest leader accused of striking a cop during Loop march
* Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle, now ex-wife finalize divorce
* Black City Council members renew call for top cop's ouster over teen's shooting
* Mother of another man fatally shot by Chicago police presses for dash-cam video
* Waukegan police reform plan aimed at abuse claims, wrongful convictions
* Man shot on Northwest Side
* Legislative hearing on Balmoral Park future canceled

* Springfield jobless rate falls again, to 5.1 percent
* Michael Gerson: The Trump effect, still 'understated'
* Catherine Rampell: For millennials, first comes love — then what?
* Springfield police chief sees problems with body cam law
* Lawsuit challenges Illinois ban on marijuana campaign money
* Number of Illinois inmates released on parole climbing
* Lawsuit challenges Illinois ban on marijuana campaign money
* Kathleen Parker: Crazy is as crazy does
* Bryce Benton circulating petitions to challenge Sen. Sam McCann in GOP primary
* Executive Mansion roof repairs nearing completion

* Updated: Danville teen killed, 3 hurt, in Indiana crash
* The Health Reporter Is In: Nov. 25, 2015
* Danville teen killed, 3 hurt, in Indiana crash
* Man pulled from parked car, robbed in Urbana
* 11-25-15 Dr. Tom Ramage, President of @ParklandCollege
* 11-25-15 Penny for Your Thoughts
* PODCAST: Groce previews UAB
* Mississippi River bridge at St. Louis to reopen next month
* Deere's profit tops forecasts even as its sales fall sharply
* Cheap gas fueling expanded Thanksgiving travel day

* California demands fixes for 16,000 more VW cars
* Ill waterpark owner fails to find investors, descends tower
* Ukraine stops buying Russian gas, closes airspace
* Frank Gifford's family says CTE found in his brain
* Rivera sees surging Cowboys facing his unbeaten Panthers

* House lawmakers overcome hurdle on key tra...
* Rodney Davis talks funding with Bloomingto...
* The agency that fought Illiana gets a new ...
* Rep. Dold takes educational cruise down Ch...
* Lawmakers decry high turnover rate of VA h...
* CBD Oil, and politics
* Simon considering state Senate bid
* Killer Congressman Tom MacArthur trying to...
* Shutdown? State may not notice
* Rep. Bob Dold

* Nebraska ethanol producers name former Dur......
* Rauner Says Homeland Security to Address S......

* Kirk co-authors Government Transformation ......

* Random thoughts.
* Prosecutors drop charges against Malcolm London.
* Lawless: The Obama Administration’s Unprecedented Assault on the Constitution and the Rule of Law
* Thanksgiving by the numbers
* IAR offices closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving holiday
* Charter expansion. Where is the IEA?
* Courtenay School Clothing & Toy Drive Underway
* Jail killer cops. Not Poets. #FreeMalcolmLondon
* Jay Michael's Cancer Journey, Part V
* Heartland to help two charities in December

* Emergency Management Officials, National Weather Service Encourage Winter Preparedness - November is Winter Weather Preparedness Month in Illinois
* Keep Your Family Safe This Winter - November through February are leading months for carbon monoxide related incidents
* Governor Takes Bill Action
* Illinois Department of Labor Director Hugo Chaviano Awards Governor’s Award for Contributions in Health and Safety to the Illinois Refining Division of Marathon Petroleum Company LP
* State Regulator Elected Treasurer of Interstate Medical Licensure Compact

    Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller