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Illinois on the rocks: 'The Madigan-Cullerton budget slash 2.0'

Illinois on the rocks: 'The Madigan-Cullerton budget slash 2.0'

"Democrats in the legislature, both the House and the Senate, will offer a spending plan that's consistent with our view of what the state of Illinois should do for Illinoisans who need the government to be helpful to them. We will publicly acknowledge that we don't have the money to pay for this budget." — Michael Madigan, May 25, 2015 House Speaker Michael Madigan joined the Illinois legislature 44 years and four months ago. Senate President John Cullerton arrived 36 years and four months ago. During their nearly 81 years, the Chicago Democrats engineered, sponsored and voted for pension giveaways, chronic overspending and tax laws that broke Illinois. The...

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