Madigan Takes Aim At Rauner Budget Plans

(Springfield, IL) — House Speaker Michael Madigan is ramping up his fight against Governor Rauner’s first budget and the deep cuts it contains. Madigan today announced that he’s forming a special panel to closely examine the decisions made so far. In his statement, Madigan says the budget about to be put together has to protect the state’s “most vulnerable” citizens. The comments come at the end of a week of hearings during which service providers and recipients told lawmakers of the dire consequences of Rauner’s plans to cut funds for many social services.