Capitol Fax.com - Your Illinois News Radar » Madigan: House to begin “thorough vetting process of proposals” to create jobs, help middle class
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Madigan: House to begin “thorough vetting process of proposals” to create jobs, help middle class

Wednesday, Jan 25, 2017

* Press release…

House Speaker Michael J. Madigan, D-Chicago, issued the following statement Wednesday after Gov. Bruce Rauner’s State of the State address:

“As we chart a course for Illinois in the coming year, we should begin by focusing on where we can all agree. We all agree the state cannot continue to operate without a budget. Passing a balanced budget remains Illinois’ top priority, and a top priority of the House Democratic Caucus.

“We can also agree that Illinois must take serious steps to improve our business climate and create new job opportunities. But House Democrats reject the idea that the only way to create jobs in Illinois is to cut wages and strip away workplace protections in order to pad the profits of big corporations. Instead, we will work to advance an agenda of positive economic reforms that improve the business climate without hurting the middle class.

“We believe we can grow our economy and create jobs without hurting middle-class families. We can provide good jobs for working families while also passing policies that help businesses grow – those two ideas are not mutually exclusive to one another. Under my direction, the House will begin a thorough vetting process of proposals that will enable us to create jobs while also lifting up and helping the middle class and struggling families around our state.”

Pretty vague, but at least he’s talking about eventually talking about something.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

18 Comments
  1. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Jan 25, 17 @ 1:23 pm:

    The discussion of Process here to move on substance to get a budget is encouraging.

    It would be wise in all of Rauner’s “platforms” to either say nothing to ruin this or opening embrace it to box the Speaker further into Process.

    That would be very wise…


  2. - Amalia - Wednesday, Jan 25, 17 @ 1:23 pm:

    ok. fine. not inspiring, but fine.


  3. - A guy - Wednesday, Jan 25, 17 @ 1:26 pm:

    It could have been read after every SOTS for the past decade or so.

    Still….it’s not counterproductive. That represents some progress.


  4. - Earnest - Wednesday, Jan 25, 17 @ 1:33 pm:

    >Under my direction, the House will begin a thorough vetting process of proposals that will enable us to create jobs while also lifting up and helping the middle class

    It could just be the gloomy day, but there’s something about the phrasing “will begin” that just burns me after two years of fiscal disaster. Messaging-wise, I would have to say it is at least an improvement, though.


  5. - Signal and Noise - Wednesday, Jan 25, 17 @ 1:38 pm:

    It suggests that MJM is coming around to the idea he needs a stronger counter-proposal to the Turn Around. That’s progress.


  6. - thunderspirit - Wednesday, Jan 25, 17 @ 1:42 pm:

    I’m stuck on the phrase “begin a thorough vetting process”, because it’s astonishing to think that they haven’t already “begun” this.

    Heck, even Governor Rauner had his people do the preliminary math on the TA (though it took Rich to finish showing the work on its measly return).


  7. - Northsider - Wednesday, Jan 25, 17 @ 1:44 pm:

    What a state of affairs when “Eh, it could’ve been worse” is progress.


  8. - Not It - Wednesday, Jan 25, 17 @ 1:51 pm:

    I call BS on this! If the House Democrats had such great ideas on how to grow the state’s economy they would have passed them already.


  9. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Jan 25, 17 @ 1:56 pm:

    “Begin” means the door is open and if you have an idea, speak up. Nothing is rejected because it hasn’t been put forth before. That’s all.


  10. - Texas Red - Wednesday, Jan 25, 17 @ 2:02 pm:

    …” Instead, we will work to advance an agenda of positive economic reforms…. without hurting the middle class.” dog whistle for AFSCME folks. Same old MJM song.


  11. - Peoria Citizen - Wednesday, Jan 25, 17 @ 2:43 pm:

    This is the best talk we’ve heard from all sides.

    Now, let’s SEE it through. Forgive me if I’m cynical… but in Illinois we hear things…and hear things….and we hear more things….and then nothing.


  12. - Skirmisher - Wednesday, Jan 25, 17 @ 2:43 pm:

    I must be a pessimist. I read that to mean all the turn-around stuff has still got to go before the House will get serious about a budget.


  13. - walker - Wednesday, Jan 25, 17 @ 2:48 pm:

    “Through vetting process” is today’s Trumptalk for “Prove to me you’re legit.”

    I read this as a clever critique of those Rauner TA items that cannot be shown to have any appreciable impact on the economy.


  14. - Bear3 - Wednesday, Jan 25, 17 @ 3:53 pm:

    The speaker is ready to take charge once again after the Gov. has not been able to move, compromise, negotiate, trade off or get rid of his EGO.


  15. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Jan 25, 17 @ 4:24 pm:

    Anyone ever come across a good reason why the Dems haven’t been laying out these particulars, every day, for about the last 18 months?

    By now, they really don’t expect the relative handful of reporters left that cover state government on a daily basis to do their work for them, do they?


  16. - Ginhouse Tommy - Wednesday, Jan 25, 17 @ 4:55 pm:

    Rauner and MJM are both the same in this case. They want everybody else to do the work since it appears that they have no clue then they want to sit back and judge. They are about as useful as screen doors on a submarine. What a circus.


  17. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Jan 25, 17 @ 5:43 pm:

    Madigan statement sounds like the same song he has sung for 40 years. Nothing new. Little too look forward too.


  18. - Downstater - Wednesday, Jan 25, 17 @ 11:26 pm:

    Pass the LLC fee reduction bill already. Nothing says “we are closed for business” like charging $500 for an LLC to fill out a one page annual report that doesn’t ask for or require any real reporting. “We’re open for business here in Illinois — first just pay $500 to get started”. The Speaker could own that relief and get credit for it.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Caption contest!
* Harold mocks Raoul for not agreeing to debates
* State Fair open thread
* GOP national committeeman calls Pritzker a "billionaire ass-kisser"
* Question of the day
* What would a day be without yet another Illinois State Fair #facepalm?
* Today's quotable
* County commissioner says Rauner camp threatened him with a smear campaign
* Rate Rauner's new online ad
* *** LIVE COVERAGE ***
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Joe Biden cancels State Fair event
* Yesterday's stories

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

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

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

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

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


Loading


* Rauner, GOP Candidates Mark 'Governor's.....
* Rauner appoints GOP official Shaw to retirement.....
* Illness that nixed Biden's Illinois visit &.....
* Pritzker Determined To Bring Blue Wave To McLea.....
* Treasurer rips Gov Rauner over veto..
* Pritzker, Durbin stop in Bloomington on way to .....
* The Latest: Rauner rallies Republicans at state.....
* Gov. Bruce Rauner rallies Republicans at.....
* Rauner visits State Fair touting tax cuts and t.....
* Rauner again makes top bid for Grand Champion s.....


* Suburban Chicago man charged in prominent attorney’s death
* Site of long shuttered Aurora hospital may be cleaned up
* Illinois to impose tougher penalty for texting while driving
* Man charged with fatally shooting prominent attorney
* Trial witnesses back off statements to investigators
* Governor’s Day at state fair puts focus on November election
* US, Mexico announce new strategies on cartels
* The Latest: Mexico says capture of drug lord a priority
* Debt forces hunt for Lincoln-item auctioneers
* The Latest: State rep says Lincoln auction prep ‘bad sign’

* Rauner appoints GOP official Shaw to retirement board
* 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
* Rauners announce $1 million donation for Coliseum work
* Rauner again calls Pritzker, Madigan corrupt
* Veterans, Gold Star Families honored at Illinois State Fair
* Legislation to streamline Medicaid approvals too late for Girard nursing home
* Illinois inspectors climb over, under state fair rides for safety

* 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?


* Man shot to death in Hobart
* Man, 70, missing from Lake View: police
* Thousands of CPS high school seats unfilled despite new application process
* Mother, 4-year-old daughter reported missing from Lawndale
* Horoscope for Aug. 16, 2018
* Pot taxes pick up in California but still far off target
* Man arrested after dozens overdose at a Connecticut park
* Gang members’ faulty memories slow Hadiya Pendleton murder trial
* Educator upsets longtime Wisconsin state lawmaker
* Conditions of release not yet met for compound suspects


* Mother, 5-year-old daughter, reported missing from the West Side
* Researchers estimate 20,000 freshman seats remain unfilled in Chicago Public Schools
* Judge calls for 2 women to enter defense in Kim Jong Nam killing
* Trump makes good on threat to revoke former CIA Director Brennan's clearance
* Man arrested after dozens of overdoses at Connecticut city park
* Benches clear in Braves-Marlins game after Ronald Acuna Jr. gets hit by pitch
* Shipwreck from only WWII battle in America found off Alaska
* Outside of Pennsylvania, sex abuse victims want a full reckoning for Catholic dioceses
* Trump's lawyers prepare to fight subpoena all the way to the Supreme Court
* 3 friends of defendants back off damning testimony at trial over Hadiya Pendleton's slaying


» 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
» A Midway Airport Restaurant Company Is Attracting Interest From The Feds
» Consent Decree Could Boost Mental Health Resources In CPD
» Chicago Charter Schools Risk Budget Cuts Without A Fix In Springfield


* Bernard Schoenburg: Republican Helland questions if Jesse White would stay on the job
* Rauner appoints GOP official Shaw to retirement board
* Our View: We are not the enemy of the people
* 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
* Guest View: Remember when Rauner wanted to eliminate DCFS scholarships?
* Marc Thiessen: Trump's failure to reject the bigots of the alt-right tars his presidency
* Illinois lawmakers should emulate Rep. Gordon-Booth’s expungement summits


* Summerfield woman sentenced for fatal crash that killed her husband, injured her kids
* Robert Reid
* Railroad crossing work to cause road closure for on Illinois 13
* 911 service in Rapids City to be down for four hours Thursday morning
* Madison County man charged with murder in death of retired school custodian
* UPDATED: Pesotum firefighter killed in Interstate 74 crash
* Family holds fundraiser to buy electronic glasses to help man see
* Genesis HealthPlex on schedule to open this month in west Davenport
* Grassley, farmers nervous about tariffs, but not giving up on Trump
* Here’s when Popeyes is expected to open in Belleville


* District 200 pulls back on new Jefferson center, looks to referendum after all
* Astros hit 5 homers to end skid with 12-1 win over Rockies
* Granderson's grand slam leads Jays past Royals 6-5
* Wayne Rooney scores twice, DC United beats Timbers 4-1
* Ramirez scores twice in 1st start since trade, LAFC wins

* Kinzinger criticizes Dady campaign on soci...
* Despite Ohio results, pundits say Dem win ...
* Kinzinger aims for nuclear regulation relief
* District's rising fatal opioid overdos...
* Kinzinger: Rival staffer 'peered' ...
* Kinzinger tours LyondellBasell, Braidwood ...
* Go Out: Things to do in Memphis for August...
* Elvin Bishop to headline Chenango Blues Fe...
* LaHood touts lock and dam upgrades during ...
* Plans unveiled for LaGrange Lock & Dam...

* Is Federal Digital Sales Tax Legislation o......
* Durbin, Frerichs stumped for Pritzker, Kel......
* A detention center company is donating a l......
* Sen. Durbin announces plans to challenge d......
* Here are 10 times President Trump's co......

* Senate Dems Demand 'Immediate Action&#......
* Democratic Think Big Bus tour hits Canton...
* With 539 Immigrant Children Still in Gover......
* New law aims to improve breast health...
* The Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Effect...

* Tribune Media Lawsuit: Belligerent Sinclair Blew A Sure Thing
* RockRadio.Com
* A Hoosier to speak to Illinois Dems at partisan rally of Illinois State Fair?
* Alderman who joked about the "gangsters" on the city council to plead guilty to corruption charges
* What Motivates Students in the Online Communication Classroom? An Exploration of Self-Determination Theory
* Student-Built Online Game Accompanies Online Class
* Reading Signals from the Future: EDUCAUSE in 2038
* Emerging Trend Of Using Mobiles At Workplace – Delivering Smart And Just Enough Learning
* Defining ‘Regular and Substantive’ Interaction in the Online Era
* What will AI and robotics mean for higher education?


* 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
* Gov. Rauner signs legislation aimed at keeping at-risk families together
* 2018 GOVERNOR'S SALE OF CHAMPIONS INVESTS IN FUTURE AGRICULTURAL LEADERS

  
* Huawei Mate 20 Pro to have tiny notch and chin
* Google Voice app for Android updated with Contacts tab
* Project Fi’s text forwarding is being shut down on September 12
* Australia passes 'revenge porn' legislation
* Google wants to be your trainer, dietician, coach and well-being mentor
* Ford says slow-and-steady will win the self-driving car race
* NBN doubles revenue for AU$2b in FY18, readies G.fast for FttC

* 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
* Yolmer joins umpiring crew during review
* Hansen looks to find rhythm with Winston-Salem
* Rodon, Abreu star as White Sox hold off Tigers
* White Sox beat Tigers 6-5; Rodon dazzles once again


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