Madigan: Now’s The Time For A Budget


(Springfield, IL) — The most powerful Democrat at the statehouse says Illinois’ latest downgrade is proof lawmakers need to focus on the budget. House Speaker Mike Madigan released a statement after Moody’s downgraded the state, saying, “Two credit downgrades in the same week are certainly nothing to claim victory over and nothing to ignore.” Madigan says the message is clear: Illinois must come to terms on a spending plan.