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Only in Illinois: Big week for master strategist, House Speaker Michael Madigan

May 23, 2014

A month ago, we ran the “obituary” of the “millionaire tax” House Speaker Michael Madigan tried to pass. Now it looks like we may have closed the coffin prematurely.

This week Madigan revived the millionaire tax — which would impose a 3 percent tax on incomes of $1 million a year or more — as an advisory referendum for voters in the Nov. 4 election. If approved it would join a similar advisory measure on whether Illinois should raise it’s minimum wage. And Madigan already has arranged placement of two constitutional amendments, one establishing a crime…

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