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Illinois politics can’t get more bizarre than in reactions to Lisa Madigan’s lawsuit

Feb 09, 2017


Lisa Madigan’s motion two weeks ago that would end state employee paychecks as of Feb. 28 was intended to light a fire under Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Illinois General Assembly to get a state budget in place and avoid a government shutdown.

Instead, it’s sent all sides into overdrive to find creative ways to avoid both a shutdown and the inconvenience of passing the state’s first real budget in 19 months.

Only in Illinois politics could the effort to prolong the greatest fiscal crisis in state history take precedence over efforts to end it. Yet that’s what we’ve got today.


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