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Madigan on Kennedy: “He speaks for himself”

Monday, Jan 22, 2018

* I’ve tried to find the audio of Speaker Madigan’s Q&A with reporters in Ottawa over the weekend, but I haven’t been successful

When Madigan arrived at the Knights of Columbus, he had his picture taken with well-wishers. Then, he spoke to three local reporters for a few minutes.

Madigan, who has not formally endorsed any candidate for governor, declined to answer Democratic candidate Chris Kennedy’s attacks on him. “He speaks for himself,” Madigan said. […]

Madigan said all the Democratic candidates, including Kennedy, supported a progressive income tax, which the speaker said was a big improvement over Rauner’s agenda. […]

As for his long tenure, Madigan said he enjoys his job, adding that if someone can work with people, they can get things done.

* More

Prior to his speech, Madigan briefly took questions from reporters.

Madigan rebuffed the idea he controls the state.

“The people are in control of the state,” Madigan said. “Every two years, there’s an election of the legislature.”

Madigan credited his lengthy tenure in the state house of representatives to liking his job.

“I enjoy what I do,” Madigan said. […]

He said he was in favor of an equitable model that provided more money for schools with a larger population of low-income, English-learning or otherwise at-risk students.

Madigan called state money directed toward private schools a “price” for reform.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

7 Comments
  1. - wordslinger - Monday, Jan 22, 18 @ 12:31 pm:

    –“He speaks for himself,” Madigan said.–

    That’s been a problem.


  2. - Sue - Monday, Jan 22, 18 @ 12:43 pm:

    LOL- sure the people are in charge. Maybe the next time the people attempt to get an issue on the ballot you will keep smile Kasper on a leash.


  3. - My thoughts - Monday, Jan 22, 18 @ 12:47 pm:

    Every two years, there’s an election of the legislature — Is that why Madigan will either try to invalidate any challengers or add phantom candidates to dilute the vote to any potential challengers?


  4. - Lucky Pierre - Monday, Jan 22, 18 @ 1:06 pm:

    It was also a price that Catholic Leaders Madigan and Cullerton paid to absolve themselves for enacting tax payer funded abortion.


  5. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jan 22, 18 @ 1:31 pm:

    Ken Dunkin spoke for himself, just like Kennedy.

    If Kennedy runs like Dunkin, listen to his own words.

    When someone tells you who they are, believe them, including Chris Kennedy.


  6. - wordslinger - Monday, Jan 22, 18 @ 2:48 pm:

    –It was also a price that Catholic Leaders Madigan and Cullerton paid to absolve themselves for enacting tax payer funded abortion.–

    LP with the scoop — the Catholic Church is giving out quid pro quo absolutions-for-government money.

    How medieval and corrupt. Tell us how you put together this serious accusation, LP.


  7. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Jan 22, 18 @ 2:52 pm:

    ===It was also a price that Catholic Leaders Madigan and Cullerton paid to absolve themselves for enacting tax payer funded abortion.===

    Rauner signed, what “you” (whichever person was “Lucky Pierre” at the time) called something so liberal, even in California, no governor there would sign it.

    The there’s that misleading the head of the Catholic Church in Chicago thing.

    Rauner owns his signature. That’s how it works.

    Rauner is a uber-left, costal limousine liberal Democrat… and signing HB40 highlights that, and reinforced Rauner is the worst Republican governor in America.


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