Democrats Skeptical Of Rauner’s Peace Offering

(Springfield, IL) — Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan chastised Governor Rauner for not mentioning the continuing budget crisis in his State of the State address today. Madigan also pointed out that the successes Rauner pointed to in his speech came about because in those cases, Rauner dropped his insistence on his anti-union agenda. Senate President John Cullerton, meanwhile, said his Senate colleagues may not support the pension reform plan he and Rauner now agree on because of Rauner’s recent misstatements about the plan.