SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Mayor refuses to take the bait

Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012

* According to the Sun-Times, Mayor Rahm Emanuel was asked yesterday “whether he intends to go around Gov. Pat Quinn — by cutting deals with Democratic legislative leaders — now that both houses have veto-proof Democratic majorities.” Hizzoner sounded almost conciliatory toward his chief Democratic rival

The mayor responded that it was time for Springfield to focus on “a number of subjects — and the governor has to be a part of that.”

There were loud rumblings from within Emanuel’s circle that the mayor was gonna tee off on Quinn yesterday. Didn’t happen. That’s kind of a relief. Illinois really needs to move forward, but it can’t if the mayor is constantly undercutting the governor.

* Instead, Emanuel simply laid out his legislative agenda, which included pension reform

“My number one issue in the legislature is getting pension reform, we must get this done in a bi-partisan way,” Quinn said Tuesday. “I really feel that all the legislators who are in the General Assembly now have more work to do before their term is up. And we want to make sure the entire term is used in order to get big things done for the public, for the people.”

A Chicago casino

“I was advocating — as have other people for 25 years — a casino for the city of Chicago, but one in which I committed all the resources will go into school modernization, building new schools and modernizing our schools so our kids will have the best facilities to learn in,” Emanuel said while discussing his wish list for Springfield.

And gay marriage

“Third, I will continue to advocate that we also pass marriage equality and end the discrimination on the books,” the mayor said.

“Although the state of Illinois now has civil unions, the time for marriage equality is now. The time is right, and the time is here.”

* The answer to that last question prompted questions of some openly gay House members about what they intend to do

On Tuesday, Harris and Mell held open the possibility of trying again in January during a lame-duck session that will be the last for 35 lawmakers who either lost, are retiring or did not seek re-election.

“We’ll try when we have the votes. Hopefully, that will be sooner than later. But, we’re not gonna run a bill if we’re not gonna pass it,” Mell said.

Harris added, “We’re roll-calling folks to see where folks stand. If we have 60 votes in the House and 30 in the Senate and there’s time when the budgetary issues are resolved,” then they will push for a vote.

Discuss.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


16 Comments
  1. - Cassiopeia - Wednesday, Nov 14, 12 @ 10:12 am:

    It is in the mayor’s interest to wait until the end of the legislative session this spring before he unloads on Quinn. He may also need to hold his fire until Quinn signs and or vetoes whatever the mayor manages to get from the session.

    Then it becomes open season with filing the inevitable Democratic replacement for Quinn in December.

    After December then Quinn’s usefulness is gone and he can only be a drag on the party’s 2014 races.


  2. - sal-says - Wednesday, Nov 14, 12 @ 10:27 am:

    “Illinois really needs move forward, but it can’t if the mayor is constantly undercutting the governor.”

    Nor can it with the gov regularly undercutting this mayor?


  3. - MrJM - Wednesday, Nov 14, 12 @ 10:28 am:

    Serious question: Who is Rahm’s candidate for Governor?

    – MrJM


  4. - TooManyJens - Wednesday, Nov 14, 12 @ 10:30 am:

    ==“I was advocating — as have other people for 25 years — a casino for the city of Chicago, but one in which I committed all the resources will go into school modernization, building new schools and modernizing our schools so our kids will have the best facilities to learn in,” Emanuel said ==

    Emanuel continued, “Just look at how well this worked with the lottery!”


  5. - Fire Anita Alvarez - Wednesday, Nov 14, 12 @ 10:32 am:

    MrJM: Lisa Madigan? Unless she runs in Durbin’s US Senate spot?


  6. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Nov 14, 12 @ 10:36 am:

    I wouldn’t get too hypnotized by the whole “veto-proof” majorities mantra just yet.

    Obviously, Dems have big numbers, and are veto-proof, if their leaders can hold their caucuses.

    But that also brings opportunities for individuals and subsets within those caucuses to exert influence, or scuttle, controversial legislation if it really needs to be “veto-proof.”

    And there are always legislators looking to retire who might like a nice new job in a governor’s administration…..


  7. - mokenavince - Wednesday, Nov 14, 12 @ 10:36 am:

    Pass the gaming bill ,Quinn vetoes it over ride the veto and lets get this state moving.

    The next election is a ways off we have got to get our house in order.Peoples job depend on it.
    This buck passing has got to end.

    Who cares who the Governor is,its just going to be another Democrat.Madigan will be the boss,we have to deal with that reality.


  8. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Nov 14, 12 @ 10:41 am:

    –Serious question: Who is Rahm’s candidate for Governor?–

    He is. All the protests, and signed statements, to the contrary, Rahm’s ultimate goal is president and that road goes through Springfield.

    Seriously, you don’t think this guy got into to this to spend 10 years of his life fighting with employee unions and making sure the garbage gets picked up, do you?


  9. - 47th Ward - Wednesday, Nov 14, 12 @ 10:45 am:

    Harris is a smart guy, but I wouldn’t wait too long if I were him. During veto or a lame duck, you know who you’re dealing with. Freshman can’t be trusted to do the right thing and there aren’t going to be too many risk-takers in this class.

    There is momentum from the election on the issue, but that will dissipate at least a bit once new members are sworn in.


  10. - Cheryl44 - Wednesday, Nov 14, 12 @ 10:45 am:

    Interesting, Word, but I don’t buy it. I’m still wondering why he even ran for mayor. Emanuel is much more a power behind the throne kind of guy.


  11. - Brendan - Wednesday, Nov 14, 12 @ 11:00 am:

    I honestly don’t think Lisa Madigan wants to be governor. I think if she moves on to another office, it would probably be a run to either replace a retiring Dick Durbin or challenge Mark Kirk.


  12. - Arthur Andersen - Wednesday, Nov 14, 12 @ 12:57 pm:

    I agree with you on Rahm, word.
    Would be fun to watch at the very least.


  13. - Conservative Republican - Wednesday, Nov 14, 12 @ 3:03 pm:

    ==“We’ll try when we have the votes. Hopefully, that will be sooner than later. But, we’re not gonna run a bill if we’re not gonna pass it,” Mell said.==

    I made the comment on another post that if the state now so overwhelmingly trends toward legaiization of gay marriage, why not pass a bill now? I think you are going to see some hesitancy, at least, on the part of the legislators, and that, in turn, is a function of their feel for their districts.


  14. - horseracer - Wednesday, Nov 14, 12 @ 3:17 pm:

    Great to see the tone of a statesman from the Mayor. Let’s hope all of the other Dem leaders follow suit, cooperate, and demonstrate they can govern as a team.


  15. - Loop Lady - Wednesday, Nov 14, 12 @ 3:30 pm:

    here, here, horseracer, but I still wonder who will run against Quinn in the primary…


  16. - soccermom - Wednesday, Nov 14, 12 @ 5:32 pm:

    Wow — just realized it’s only a year and four months to the primary election in ‘14. And petitions can be filed starting in August? Good heavens…


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Reader comments closed for the weekend
* Long list of appointments by Gov. Rauner
* Question of the day
* *** UPDATED x1 *** The Democrats' budget time bomb is starting to explode
* State threatens to zap all Chicago GSA school funding
* Another optics problem
* This is why we can't have nice things
* Tiny, secluded county wants no part of ATV plan
* It's just a bill
* Feds drop drug conspiracy charges
* Governing ain't easy
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............


Search This Blog...

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

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

          
        * What is the ideal app development strategy?
        * iPhone wins big while Windows Phone runs on empty | Pocketnow Weekly 133 (Podcast)
        * Google Cellular, Apple Watch battery, Windows 10 comments & more – Pocketnow Daily Recap
        * The Week in iPad Cases: Backpacks from Spigen and iSkin, an OtterBox screen protector, and more
        * Improve your game of Go (or just keep playing) with this collection of apps
        * Apple's missing out on X: Where X is whatever isn't shipping yet
        * Apple and Samsung tied, Microsoft + Cyanogen, LG G4 & more – Pocketnow Daily

        * Hideo Kojima Refutes Metal Gear Rising 2 Teaser Speculation At Taipei Game Show
        * Windows 10 For Phones Preview Rumored For 4th February
        * Jailbreaker Comex Releases Cydia Alternative Called Substitute
        * Samsung Patent Reveals Phone With Dual Curved Displays
        * HTC’s Fitness Band To Launch Stateside First [Rumor]
        * Motorola Keylink Not Discontinued, Will Return In The Next Few Weeks
        * Hone a Knife with Black and White Newspaper

        * Agent: Samardzija open to extension talks with White Sox
        * James Shields is the biggest February item of baseball business
        * Sale 'speechless' at FGCU jersey retirement
        * Terrerobytes: More about the White Sox's fateful dinner
        * Rodon leads White Sox trio on list of Top 100 Prospects
        * Inbox: How will new-look Sox lineup affect Abreu?
        * Keith Law likes the White Sox (more than PECOTA does, anyway)

        ...............


        Main Menu
        Home
        Illinois
        YouTube
        Pundit rankings
        Obama
        Subscriber Content
        Durbin
        Burris
        Blagojevich Trial
        Advertising
        Updated Posts
        Polls

        Archives
        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

        Syndication

        RSS Feed 2.0
        Comments RSS 2.0
        WordPress

        Loading


        * Major snowstorm hits Chicago, heads toward New .....
        * US storm threatens Chicago with heavy snow, str.....
        * Worst of snow misses Springfield; city lifts sn.....
        * Storm blankets US Midwest in snow..
        * Slow-moving storm blankets the Midwest in heavy.....
        * Report: Ill. paid over $1.8M for medical pot pr.....
        * Illinois governor urges against travel during s.....
        * Storm blankets US Midwest in snow, creeps towar.....
        * As evening approaches, blizzard shows little si.....
        * OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Chance to see local .....


        * Storm blankets Midwest in snow, creeps toward Northeast
        * Power outages reported during Chicago area storm
        * Illinois governor urges against travel during storm
        * Report: Illinois paid over $1.8M for medical pot program
        * Northern Illinois students press for underage access to bars
        * Overturned tanker forces closure of central Illinois freeway
        * Fact Check: Rauner arguments for reform don't all add up
        * Chicago area attractions close because of weather
        * Winter blizzard cancels over 1,000 Chicago flights
        * Judge: Quincy man accused in beating death mentally fit

        * Report: Illinois paid more than $1.8M for medical pot program
        * Observers await specifics in Rauner's first State of the State speech
        * Statehouse Insider: Rauner pension slide slides over some details
        * Bill to ban pure caffeine introduced in General Assembly
        * Rauner defends paying staff more than Quinn did
        * Local lawmakers named to paid committee positions
        * Decision looms on ATV facility in western Illinois park
        * 'Right to Try' bill would give access to experimental drugs
        * Top Rauner staff receiving higher pay than Quinn's
        * Springfield lawmakers want oversight commission to monitor 10th Street rail promises

        * Weather scraps more than 1,100 Chicago flights
        * The paperless office is here, so why is Acco stock up?
        * Elected or apppointed? Pick your poison for Chicago Board of Ed
        * Governor to find out if Illinois is ready for 'right to work'
        * Rauner's CFO sharpens axe for Illinois budget


          * Where are the Chicago-area construction projects in 2015?
          * Patriots, Seahawks fans in Chicago brave blizzard to reach team bars
          * Pastor shot in Back of the Yards church
          * Say it ain't so: Blizzard 'still intensifying'
          * Restaurants closing early due to the storm
          * Rauner faces immediate test as Illinois runs out of day care money
          * Snowfall could be windfall for furniture store customers
          * Bolingbrook man dies week after Lawndale shooting
          * 'Frozen' show goes on despite blizzard


          * Jason Barickman
          * Latest Update: Springfield Area Expecting 3-6 Inches
          * Springfield Attorney Picked To Chair Illinois Gaming Board
          * Up To 8 Inches Of Snow Forecast For Springfield Area
          * Could Rauner's Spending Hold Derail New Train Routes?
          * Listen to State Week - January 30, 2015
          * Rauner Staff Receiving Higher Pay Than Quinn's
          * Rauner Defends Higher Staff Salaries
          * Unmasking Ernie Banks
          * Guzzardi Wants Parents To Be Able To Opt Kids Out Of Testing


          * Report: Illinois paid more than $1.8M for medical pot program
          * Our Opinion: Rauner driving wedges instead of building bridges
          * Bernard Schoenburg: Campaign discussion — Oak Ridge to park district?
          * Sharmin Doering: Simulation helps local officials understand poverty struggles
          * Steven Simpson-Black: Human rights struggle continues 150 years after the 13th Amendment
          * Quote of the Day: Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015
          * Observers await specifics in Rauner's first State of the State speech
          * Statehouse Insider: Rauner pension slide slides over some details
          * Statehouse Insider: Rauner pension slide slides over some details
          * In My View: Remembering Mary Lou "Smokey" Schneider


          * Northern Illinois students press for underage access to bars
          * Coroner confirmed murder-suicide claimed two
          * Helen Thom
          * Updated: crews cleaning up I-57 after tanker spill; homes evacuated
          * Report: Illinois paid over $1.8M for medical pot program
          * University of Illinois Women's Basketball vs Wisconsin
          * Bellevue delving into its war past
          * Richey: Illini losing streak hits seven
          * Upcoming Services
          * Winter blizzard cancels about 1,600 Chicago flights


          * Jordan committed to anti-IS coalition
          * Immigrants' cases face years of delay
          * Snow cancels events, makes roads treacherous
          * Dubnyk stops 35 shots, Wild beat Canucks 4-2
          * No. 5 Maryland women beat No. 20 Iowa 93-88

          * Congressional perks aren't what they once ...
          * House immigration rollback bill going nowh...
          * Immigration bill passes with Rep. Schock a...
          * Rep. Aaron Schock's amendment seeks priori...
          * Congressman Aaron Schock Helps Release Pri...
          * Bost, Shimkus take oaths in Benton ceremon...
          * US Congressmen Take Ceremonial Oath in Ben...
          * US Dick Durbin and US Rep. Aaron Schock: O...
          * Congressional swearing-in held at Benton, ...
          * Schock attends Holocaust concert in Rome, ...

          * Baker: Congress Speech Could Backfire on B......
          * January White House Photo Diary...

          * Redskins spent $180,000 lobbying to keep n......

          * Not Long for This World? The Story of Birch Burdette Long's Mariano Park, as it goes out For Bid
          * Facebook me!
          * My Chicago 35th ward alderman Rey Colon just doing his job. DUI video emerges.
          * Why are the names of public pension investment managers a secret? Pay-to-play in Chicago.
          * We’ve moved!
          * In The Lyons Of Fire
          * BGA Backs New State Disclosure Effort
          * Budget Crisis Task Force Examines Illinois’ Debt Woes
          * To Cut Costs, Suburbs Eye Police Dept. Merger
          * State’s High Court Hears IG’s Case


          * IDHS reminds eligible workers to take advantage of free tax help and the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) - More than 30 sites offer free tax services Statewide
          * IEMA, American Lung Association Launch Health House - Radon Excellence Program in Savoy - Two Champaign builders coordinating with Heyworth radon mitigator in program to reduce radon-related lung cancer risks in new homes
          * One Confirmed Case of Measles in Illinois
          * Governor announces latest round of agency appointments
          * Rauner announces “Turnaround Team” - Stellar team to help turn Illinois around




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