Rauner also said he hopes to meet soon with Madigan to start working on a series of budget and government reform compromises.
“I was told the speaker would be up for maybe working out compromises after the primary, that he was waiting for the primary election,” he said. “My office reached out to the speaker’s office last week after the primary and said, ‘OK, the election’s over; can you and I meet, Mister Speaker, and try to work out some reforms and to try to get a budget and get some compromises? We’re still waiting for the speaker’s office to give us any dates.”
* But Madigan’s spokesman said that’s not the way he heard it…
“Somebody from his staff wanted to have a dinner meeting with somebody from our staff, not last week or this week but next week. And then there was talk that part of the topic of that dinner would be a meeting,” he said. “So that’s where we are.”
*** UPDATE *** From the governor’s office…
Hi, Rich -
Reaching out because of the below post.
What the Governor said is true.