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Miller: It's not entirely Madigan's fault there's no Illinois budget yet

Jul 26, 2015

Last week, Gov. Bruce Rauner declared to reporters that if it wasn’t for House Speaker Michael Madigan the  budget impasse would’ve been resolved.

And perhaps if the sky was green, then grass might be blue.

For starters, what the governor said was highly doubtful. It’s not like in the absence of Madigan that Senate President John Cullerton and his liberal Democratic caucus would’ve eagerly gone along with the harshly anti-union aspects of Rauner’s “Turnaround Agenda” in exchange for a budget deal and tax hike, as the governor is demanding.

Cullerton confirmed that fact just a day after Rauner had made…

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