Capitol Fax.com - Your Illinois News Radar » Radogno rips into the Democratic leaders
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Radogno rips into the Democratic leaders

Friday, May 27, 2016

* Finke

“There was a dramatic change in tone today,” said Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno following a short meeting between Rauner and the four leaders Friday morning. “The Democrat leaders essentially pulled the plug on negotiations. They want to push the balanced budget reforms off until the fall, after the election.”

* WGN finished the above Radogno quote

“It’s clear their priority is political and not for the good of the state.”

* Leader Durkin agreed

After today’s meeting, House Republican Leader Jim Durkin told reporters that Democrats are motivated more by politics than reaching a deal.

“It’s clear that they want to push things off until after the election,” Durkin said.

* Sfondeles

“Today, the Senate president characterized this oh, not as waving the white flag, not as giving up but rather a time out,” Radogno said. “Well we should have had a time out in April. There’s nothing that’s changed. I believe they’ve purposely slow walked this to create a crisis.”

Prior to Friday’s meeting, Madigan had always been characterized as the leader most unwilling to compromise in leader meetings with the governor.

But Radogno dubbed that behavior “good cop, bad cop.”

* Team Tribune

Republicans insist the working groups have been making progress and that the lawmakers involved are becoming frustrated with Madigan and Cullerton.

“What I think is happening is that the rank-and-file Democrats are getting ahead of the entrenched leadership that they have, and the leaders now want to pull that back,” Radogno said.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

34 Comments
  1. - RNUG - Friday, May 27, 16 @ 1:41 pm:

    If you can’t cut a deal with Cullerton, there probably isn’t a deal to be had.


  2. - Anon221 - Friday, May 27, 16 @ 1:42 pm:

    Slow walk vs Rauner’s crash and burn….

    February 2015. Let’s not forget when the game of “Stratego” began with Rauner, at least on the budget front.

    Madigan’s budget bill is a shake up on delays and vetoes and “that’s not enough” reformation litanies. The Republicans can continue to be Rauner’s frontline troops- but they need to realize, he considers ALL of them expendable.


  3. - Amalia - Friday, May 27, 16 @ 1:47 pm:

    don’t know how that meeting actually went, but, for the first time, I’m seeing Madigan in a harsher light. that’s hard for me as a Democrat to say, but that’s the vibe I’m getting from the last couple of weeks of actions. perhaps they want a time out to get off that image so they can pivot to the election.


  4. - Michelle Flaherty - Friday, May 27, 16 @ 1:47 pm:

    Oh yes, because Radogno and the SGOP are sooooo ready to take action today.


  5. - hisgirlfriday - Friday, May 27, 16 @ 1:47 pm:

    Which side is already running robocalls on the budget? The pure above-politics side? Just checking.


  6. - Annonin' - Friday, May 27, 16 @ 1:50 pm:

    Let’s be clear Durkie and SqueezeTheBeast have been misinformed or …., but the BigBrain practice of raising new issues — aka retiree healthcare — make it hard to nail anythin’ down.


  7. - Formerly Known As... - Friday, May 27, 16 @ 1:51 pm:

    This is what Madigan wants. Do not give in.

    He is not prepared to compromise and does not want any sort of =negotiated deal=. He just lost 8 Dems on his money tree budget.

    He realizes the negotiations were making progress without him and were out of his control. He ran that surprise budget 5 days prior to the end of session because he wants to create chaos before everyone reaches an agreement without him.


  8. - Anonymous - Friday, May 27, 16 @ 1:52 pm:

    If Radogno and Durkin really want a budget they could just tell Rauner to use the line item veto. But he doesn’t want to wear the jacket for cuts. So they are engaging in the same empty rhetoric that they assign to the Democrats. Either side could unilaterally solve this. Neither one will and just blames the other as if we are dim.


  9. - Louis G. Atsaves - Friday, May 27, 16 @ 1:52 pm:

    A “time out” on negotiations is called on May 27th? Negotiations basically died the day Speaker Madigan rammed through his 500 pages of appropriations with little or no notice on a rush vote two days ago.


  10. - Ole' Nelson - Friday, May 27, 16 @ 1:53 pm:

    Smoke and mirrors, Leader Radogno…..the Governor appears no more interested in a balanced budget. A compromise seems out of reach at this point. Maybe November will soften positions, but until then, the suffering continues.


  11. - Mike Cirrincione - Friday, May 27, 16 @ 2:00 pm:

    Christine,

    Have you asked Republican Governor Bruce Rauner when he is going to submit his Constitutionally Mandated Balanced Budget?

    Its your responsibility to follow up on this. Why havent you done so?

    Have a good Holiday weekend,
    Michael J Cirrincione


  12. - anon - Friday, May 27, 16 @ 2:08 pm:

    === “It’s clear their priority is political and not for the good of the state.” ===

    If the GOP put the good of the state as its priority, would they demand the TA instead of agreeing to a budget? Take the plank out of your own eye first, Senator.


  13. - BBG Watch - Friday, May 27, 16 @ 2:11 pm:

    A new demand … aka retiree health benefits … on May 27th? How did you expect the Dems to react? Reps seemed to have everything covered with press conferences. Why would you add another demand today? Yeah … all Madigan again. Please!!! Radgano is still trying to shake some more down.


  14. - Gruntled University Employee - Friday, May 27, 16 @ 2:11 pm:

    ==I believe they’ve purposely slow walked this to create a crisis.”==

    I believe they’ve purposely slow walked this to prolong the crisis that the GOP created.

    There, fixed it for ya’ Squeezy.


  15. - DuPage Bard - Friday, May 27, 16 @ 2:13 pm:

    From what I saw today the only hard line demands of anyone were 7 GOP members telling the Governor to negotiate with AFSCME?


  16. - Jake From Elwood - Friday, May 27, 16 @ 2:17 pm:

    Hey Gruntled…
    Your correction requires correction.
    Both sides have a share of the blame in this nightmare.
    Have a nice weekend.


  17. - pool boy - Friday, May 27, 16 @ 2:19 pm:

    No budget until November. Then we may get a lame duck budget or we wait until January 2017. Who picked 18-20 months for a budget? What a crock.


  18. - Springfieldish - Friday, May 27, 16 @ 2:21 pm:

    Pish posh, Christine.

    You’ve had so many opportunities to intercede for the “good of the state” but you repeatedly failed beneath the weight of the political expediency of billions of dollars of campaign funds for your caucus dangling above your head. You’re so far gone, Senator, that you wouldn’t know “the good of the state” from a ham sandwich. Your descent into the deep partisan trenches began long before Rauner, back when you wouldn’t even participate in cost savings measures for the administration of your own Senate.

    Now you offer outrage? Fancy that.


  19. - The Dude Abides - Friday, May 27, 16 @ 2:27 pm:

    Let’s see, didn’t Radogno say not that long ago that the impasse was beneficial because it allowed them to “squeeze the beast”. Didn’t Rauner say that “crisis creates opportunity”. Now they are accusing the Democrats of doing these same things and are angry about it. That doesn’t mean that this absolves the behavior of Democrats but aren’t they taking a page out of the Rauner playbook? Does Radogno’s recent eagerness of reaching a deal mean that she now thinks that the beast has been squeezed enough? Maybe she is motivated by her belief that the Governor’s approval ratings will continue to drop and harm her party if the impasse continues. You have to wonder because a couple months ago she was in no hurry to end this stalemate and actually seemed to embrace it.


  20. - mokenavince - Friday, May 27, 16 @ 2:33 pm:

    Our state will get better the day after never with Madigan and Cullerton riding herd over our Senators and House members.

    And it will never get better as long as Madigan controls the state,


  21. - Oldman - Friday, May 27, 16 @ 2:40 pm:

    BBG - watch-,what was the new demand for retiree health care? I can’t find specifics anywhere, other than removing it as a collective bargaining issue.


  22. - Wensicia - Friday, May 27, 16 @ 2:44 pm:

    Excuse me, who created the budget crisis after saying we need to shut this thing down?


  23. - Oswego Willy - Friday, May 27, 16 @ 2:44 pm:

    ===And it will never get better as long as Madigan controls the state,===

    Someone started Memorial Day early.

    Please, your victimhood isn’t compelling.


  24. - Earnest - Friday, May 27, 16 @ 2:52 pm:

    Senator Radogno continues her fight for Illinois’ soul. Trouble is, you can’t really get the soul out until the body’s dead.


  25. - Illinoised - Friday, May 27, 16 @ 2:53 pm:

    The budget impasse was created and prolonged by Rauner and GA Republicans. Now that Rauner is tanking in the polls and GA members (such as Norine Hammond who has WIU in her district) are catching heat from constituents, they suddenly desire a compromise. Their sudden concern is politically motivated. They wanted the impasse, so let them wallow in it until November electronic tons are over. A number of them can then cast lame duck votes. Karma.


  26. - Norseman - Friday, May 27, 16 @ 3:06 pm:

    Senator Squeeze The Beast and Rep. Durkin would certainly not do anything for political purposes. /S


  27. - Just Because - Friday, May 27, 16 @ 3:12 pm:

    Does anyone really understand what is going to happen without an FY16 budget! Business are going to close placing a lot of people out of work.
    Then when all those business have to eat what is owed them, the ones still in business won’t be back July 1


  28. - Ghost - Friday, May 27, 16 @ 3:17 pm:

    when you use words like reforms, but wont say what you really mean, then you are playing politics Wrongdango


  29. - Anon221 - Friday, May 27, 16 @ 3:23 pm:

    Earnest +1


  30. - Chicago 20 - Friday, May 27, 16 @ 3:23 pm:

    What I see is that the GOP is completely unprepared to negotiate on the budget, they are only focused on Rauner’s turn around agenda items.

    Madigan held his budget until two days ago when it was clear that the Governor’s budget wasn’t close to being ready for a vote.

    Rauner doesn’t want to govern and doesn’t care about the consequences.


  31. - Formerly Known As... - Friday, May 27, 16 @ 3:51 pm:

    ==Constitutionally Mandated Balanced Budget==

    Funny that should be mentioned.

    The GA has not done passed a balanced budget in 4 years. Democratic or Republican governor, tax increase or no tax increase, it makes no difference to them. They have not done their job for 4 straight years. Anyone who thinks Rauner alone is responsible for this dysfunction is not paying attention.


  32. - Not It - Friday, May 27, 16 @ 3:52 pm:

    The Dems know that it is always the Governor who gets the blame, they’re more than happy to make a mess and let everyone assume it is Rauner’s fault.


  33. - Anon221 - Friday, May 27, 16 @ 3:55 pm:

    Just Because- what exactly do you think has been happening to businesses ( and social service providers are businesses) since the great Rauner Contract Freeze and Budget Veto of 2015??? It isn’t a trickle down effect. It has turned into a tsunami that people are starting to realize they cannot outrun.


  34. - Formerly Known As... - Friday, May 27, 16 @ 4:42 pm:

    ==to prolong the crisis==

    14 years straight of deficits is not =prolonged= enough?


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Caption contest!
* Media flattery of Uihlein turns to criticism
* State Fair open thread
* Question of the day
* Raoul tackles "the Madigan question"
* Thursday's State Fair #facepalm
* Because... Madigan!
* Senger agrees Rauner is "lesser of two evils"
* Lay off the ageism, Jason
* AHEA previews its report
* *** UPDATED x5 - Police talk - Davis responds - Statement - Video *** Rodney Davis' field director arrested for alleged fight at opponent's campaign event
* *** UPDATED x1 *** A telling difference
* Harold goes on the attack
* *** LIVE COVERAGE ***
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* Yesterday's stories

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

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

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

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

...............
<


Loading


* Illinois Democrats, minus Biden, boost election.....
* Democrats Fire Up Their Base at Annual State Fa.....
* Rauner Campaign launches Snapchat filter for De.....
* Flammable water results in Rauner signature on .....
* Aquifer update: New legal measures part of '.....
* It's Democrat Day at the Illinois State Fai.....
* Groups push Rauner on bill to ease voting by ja.....
* AP Fact Check: No Pritzker plan in place to inc.....
* Illinois Democrats talk of importance of fall e.....
* Rauner wants changes to state-sponsored private.....


* 2 teens charged in death of man whose body was set on fire
* Funding awarded to help control Great Lakes nutrient runoff
* Prominent attorney allegedly shot by brother-in-law
* Report: Weak farm economy leading to fewer farm loans
* Laquan McDonald’s mother appears in court
* Ex-teacher accused of using drug in classroom pleads guilty
* Staffer for Rep. Rodney Davis arrested at campaign event
* Bike share contract nearly finalized for Champaign-Urbana
* AP FACT CHECK: No Pritzker plan to increase taxes 26 percent
* Trump administration fight Indiana Dunes national park plan

* Davis staffer arrested after altercation at Londrigan fundraiser
* Illinois Democrats say downstate counties can go their way
* Rauner appoints GOP official Shaw to retirement board
* Illinois Democrats talk of importance of fall elections
* AP fact check: No Pritzker plan to increase taxes 26 percent
* Rauner: 2018 election is 'one of most important' in Illinois history
* Rauner, Republicans go after Madigan, taxes
* Joe Biden ill, cancels trip to Springfield
* Rauner makes changes to bill on Medicaid eligibility backlog

* DuPage pushes fight for O'Hare western terminal
* United sheds punching-bag status with biggest U.S. airline rally
* Northern Trust looks to get into crypto custody
* Redbox gears up for its first major ad campaign
* Whither the Kraft Heinz ketchup packet?


* Where White House touts a boom, most economists see a blip
* Bodies of missing Colorado wife, daughters found, husband arrested
* Cubs’ Kris Bryant makes progress, expects to make impact on pennant race
* Ballet at 27,000 feet: Thunderbirds refuel mid-air ahead of Air & Water Show
* Trump at 36 percent approval among African-Americans: poll
* Pentagon delays Trump’s veterans parade until at least 2019
* Hadiya Pendleton murder trial: Classmates recall warm day, rain, gunshots, chaos
* Google clarifies location-tracking policy
* Girl, 14, reported missing from Portage Park
* Judge denies FOP bid to join consent decree lawsuit but says cops will be heard


* Jon Lester breaks out of rut in Cubs' 1-0 win over Pirates after meeting with manager Joe Maddon
* You can revoke my security clearance, too, Mr. President 
* Charges dropped against brother of man killed by police in Mount Greenwood neighborhood
* Pioneer Press 2018 football preview: Notre Dame Dons
* New video offers more complete picture of fatal police shooting, but questions remain
* Omarosa's publisher responds to Trump campaign attorney: We won't bow to 'hollow legal threats'
* A year before Jordan McNair's death, Maryland president nixed plan to overhaul athletes' health care
* Trump's military parade, estimated to cost $92M, delayed until 2019
* Remains found in New Mexico desert tunnel are missing Georgia boy: investigators
* Bodies of missing pregnant wife, daughters found in Colorado; husband arrested


» Live From The State Fair: Ag, Food, Entertainment, And President Lincoln
» WBEZ Remembers Aretha Franklin, Queen Of Soul Dead At 76
» Demand High For Half Of Chicago’s High Schools While 10 Schools Get Few Applicants
» Republicans Tout Unity After Divisive Primary, Challenging General Election Ahead
» Fake Weed: The Danger And The Appeal
» Aug. 15, 2018 - Full Show
» ‘South Side’ Workplace Sitcom Shows Breadth Of Blackness
» Buzzzz! A Honeybee Whisperer Takes Your Calls
» New Gifted Student Law; IL Teacher Panel; FIRST LEGO League; Press Freedom Op-Eds
» Aug. 14, 2018 - Full Show


* Counterpoint: It's another Trump idea that belongs on a Hollywood launch pad
* Point: Space Force, done right, will move US ahead
* Eugene Robinson: All hail the queen
* Our View: An unfortunate political encounter
* Davis staffer arrested after altercation at Londrigan fundraiser
* Illinois Democrats say downstate counties can go their way
* Rauner appoints GOP official Shaw to retirement board
* Illinois Democrats talk of importance of fall elections
* AP fact check: No Pritzker plan to increase taxes 26 percent
* Rauner: 2018 election is 'one of most important' in Illinois history


* Flight of the 'Tin Goose' above C-U
* Saturday conference to build better mother-daughter relationships
* Belleville News-Democrat’s ‘Then I Knew’ documentary nominated for Mid-America Emmy
* Construction company owner from Clinton County sentenced for illegal asbestos removal
* Photos: New fitness opportunity emerges in Lincoln
* Murder suspect captured in Davenport
* Davenport district seeks ideas, offers for outsourcing services
* Half Baked Cookie Dough Co. cancels plans for Fairview Heights location
* Champion Community Investments celebrates partnership with USDA Rural Development
* Pressly passing the torch at longtime Q-C funeral home


* Jets' Darnold looks like rookie in 15-13 loss to Redskins
* Brady, Patriots beat Eagles 37-20 in Super Bowl rematch
* Boys golf: Scouting the Fox Valley
* Johnny Sauter wins NASCAR Truck race at Bristol
* Browns, Bryant meet as sides try to see if there's a future

* Hultgren said election security starts wit...
* Rep. Hultgren says America's 'immi...
* Democrats Are Only Backing 3 Black Women o...
* Pelosi Talks of 'Bridge' to New Le...
* Pelosi, Under Threat in Her Own Party, Say...
* Don't Invite Me to a Party if It's...
* Ways & Means To Write To CMS Urging Mo...
* Lois Lerner Case Explodes: IRS Docs Link M...
* 6th Congressional District candidate Caste...
* Red-State Democrats Zero In on Opioid Epid...

* Norris Perne & French Llp Has Lowered ......
* Pritzker calls for infrastructure bill in ......
* Rauner is running away from his record – a......
* Pritzker promises to help improve Decatur,......
* Pritzker Determined To Bring Blue Wave To ......

* Durbin, Duckworth support Trump's Cent......
* Sen. Tammy Duckworth On How Her Dau......
* John Milhiser nominated to be US attorney...
* Trump administration taps Sangamon state&#......
* Trump taps Sangamon County's Milhiser ......

* New partnership offers colleges soft skills credentials for their students
* A Mobile Guide to Library Resources
* Why Higher Ed Should Do More with Blockchain Tech
* Georgia Tech Creates Cybersecurity Master’s Degree Online for Less Than $10,000
* Free online courses teach Democrats how to run campaigns
* 11 Key Attributes of Successful Teachers in the Digital Age
* Illinois’ right-to-work creep and the cap on teacher pay.
* Aretha.
* EXTRA: Aretha, R.I.P.
* Hal Baskin RIP


* Illinois Payrolls Up for Sixth Straight Month
* 2017 Wayne County Final Multiplier Announced
* Governor announces $1 million Rauner family contribution to begin restoration of Coliseum; takes action on package of agriculture legislation
* Governor signs tollway transparency bill
* 2018 Adams County Tentative Multiplier Announced

  
* Google defends controversial China project in meeting with employees
* Motorola One spotted on GeekBench with Snapdragon 625 and 4GB of RAM
* Machine learning not ready for the cloud, yet
* WhatsApp chat backups won’t count towards your Google Drive storage anymore
* Motorola P30 or iPhone X? You decide.
* Tesla whistleblower alleges drug trafficking, illegal surveillance at Nevada Gigafactory
* The OPPO F9 looks like the vivo X23 looks like the OnePlus 6T

* Kopech fans nine, walks none for Knights
* Under the Radar: Drew Harrington
* Garcia's power is a game-changing skill
* Catcher Collins improving all-around game
* White Sox Minor League Update: August 15, 2018
* The Best of Wimpy and Benetti, Vol. 2
* Six Pack of Stats: White Sox 6, Tigers 5


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

Archives
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
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

Syndication

RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0
WordPress




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