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Because… Madigan!

Monday, May 16, 2022

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Durkin said $3 billion in projects for only districts with Democratic lawmakers is wrong, and a reminder of how Madigan ran things for decades as House Speaker.

In a section of the nearly 3,500 page budget where spending from the federal American Rescue Plan Act is spelled out, Republicans offered some examples.

Spending in that section includes $8 million for Navy Pier, $15 million for the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont

The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center is in a House district represented by the late Donald Stephens’ son, Rep. Bradley Stephens (R-Rosemont). I mean, yeah, it’s in a Democratic Senate district, but Brad is a Republican.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

11 Comments
  1. - Oswego Willy - Monday, May 16, 22 @ 12:36 pm:

    How many Republicans voted for the budget?


  2. - Annonin' - Monday, May 16, 22 @ 12:37 pm:

    Capt Fax shame on you for makin Durkie look so silly. Next you’ll be reportin’ on GOPies working and lobbying for ComEd


  3. - Todd & Margo - Monday, May 16, 22 @ 12:38 pm:

    I forgot how many republicans in Congress from IL voted for the American Rescue Plan


  4. - TheInvisibleMan - Monday, May 16, 22 @ 12:49 pm:

    “a reminder”

    Seems more like a reminder that republicans have no actual (popular) legislative ideas of their own, and continue to use Madigan to distract from that.

    “Republicans offered some examples.”

    Oddly none of their examples include any of the SEVENTY different line item disbursements that come up when searching ‘Church”.


  5. - Give Me A Break - Monday, May 16, 22 @ 12:54 pm:

    Poor Durkin, since MJM retired he can’t find meaning in his life.


  6. - Lake Villa Township - Monday, May 16, 22 @ 1:04 pm:

    Republicans, notorious for their unabashed support of earmarks…


  7. - Anyone Remember - Monday, May 16, 22 @ 1:31 pm:

    For how long did the GOP consider “The Kingdom of Stephens” to be “hostile” territory?


  8. - SWIL_Voter - Monday, May 16, 22 @ 1:31 pm:

    If you voted against the funding, you shouldn’t whine when your district doesn’t get any. That’s what you voted for


  9. - Nick Name - Monday, May 16, 22 @ 1:45 pm:

    A day will come when Republicans grow up and actually try governing, but it is not this day.


  10. - northernwatersports - Monday, May 16, 22 @ 2:07 pm:

    Elections have consequences.


  11. - JS Mill - Monday, May 16, 22 @ 2:22 pm:

    You voted “no”, what were expecting and why?


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