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Mike Madigan: Rauner State of the State plan will be "disposed of," "some positively, some negatively"

Feb 05, 2015

 House Speaker Madigan diplomatic in assessing Rauner State of the State Address

Gov. Bruce Rauner used his first State of the State Address to make bold statements against the forces he sees as keeping Illinois in a state of economic dysfunction: public-sector unions, trial lawyers, excessive regulation on business.

And while Rauner called on the Democrat-controlled Legislature to work with him to do “great things,” he and everyone else in the Illinois House chamber on Wednesday knows that not one of his proposals — from radical ideas like “right-to-work zones” to more moderate actions like raising the minimum wage (albeit in…

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