Oh, bloody hell *** Updated x2 ***
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
House Speaker Michael Madigan walked out of the leaders meeting after about an hour and fifteen minutes this afternoon.
Madigan said he was able to ask some questions but didn’t necessarily get any answers.
But here’s the kicker. Madigan said his caucus would meet about today’s events tomorrow sometime.
Tomorrow would be Wednesday, the day before scheduled adjournment. Oy. Long summer ahead.
Meanwhile, the smoking exemption for casinos zoomed out of Senate Exec today.
More in tomorrow’s Capitol Fax
UPDATE: At 4:45 pm, the governor walked into Madigan’s office. The guv wouldn’t say why, but presumably it was to jump start the budget talks.
UPDATE 2: The guv left after about a half an hour. He didn’t report any progress but said it was a good meeting.
He all but sprinted to the elevators near Sen. Jones’ office, avoiding questions from the press. Paul and I snagged him for a couple of minutes, though and we’ll have some audio tomorrow.