Madigan http://peoriapublicradio.org en Madigan keeps Democratic Party chair post http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/madigan-keeps-democratic-party-chair-post <div>The man who has led the Democratic Party of Illinois for the past sixteen years will hold onto that title, but he did face a rare display of opposition. Party leaders met in Springfield today to re-elect House Speaker Michael Madigan as their chair.</div><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:52:45 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 22190 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Madigan keeps Democratic Party chair post Madigan ‘strong support’ for min. wage hike http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/madigan-strong-support-min-wage-hike <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">House Speaker Michael Madigan says there is "strong support" in the chamber for a hike in Illinois' minimum wage. That's one of the big issues in the governor's race. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 01:19:35 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 21155 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Madigan ‘strong support’ for min. wage hike Madigan supports Derrick Smith amid indictment http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/madigan-supports-derrick-smith-amid-indictment <div>Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is supporting a fellow state representative for re-election - who is also under indictment. &nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 22:10:49 +0000 Tony Arnold 20162 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Madigan supports Derrick Smith amid indictment Madigan wants to cut corporate income tax http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/madigan-wants-cut-corporate-income-tax <div>The Illinois House Speaker is calling for a cut in the state’s corporate income tax rate.</div><p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 19:49:44 +0000 Tony Arnold 18281 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Madigan wants to cut corporate income tax Speaker Madigan attacks Better Government Association http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/speaker-madigan-attacks-better-government-association <p></p><div>Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is attacking a political watchdog group. &nbsp;IPR’s Tony Arnold reports.</div><p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 21:18:05 +0000 Tony Arnold 14186 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Speaker Madigan attacks Better Government Association Quinn praises Madigan’s service as AG http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-praises-madigan-s-service-ag <p></p><div>Illinois Governor Pat Quinn praised Lisa Madigan’s service as attorney general Tuesday. &nbsp;That comes after Madigan decided not to challenge Quinn in next year’s Democratic primary for governor. &nbsp;Madigan said she wouldn’t run since her father plans to continue serving as Speaker of the Illinois House. &nbsp;Quinn said little about Madigan’s decision when asked about it by reporters Tuesday:</div><p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 21:07:30 +0000 Alex Rusciano 8963 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn praises Madigan’s service as AG Quinn staying out of Metra, Madigan controversy http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-staying-out-metra-madigan-controversy <p></p><div>Governor Pat Quinn appears to be staying out of a controversy over House Speaker Mike Madigan's role in employment decisions at Metra, the suburban Chicago commuter rail agency.</div><div>Madigan last week acknowledged suggesting a pay raise for a campaign donor who had a $57,000-a-year job at Metra.</div><p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 20:32:31 +0000 Brian Mackey 8905 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn staying out of Metra, Madigan controversy Legal questions for cutting lawmakers' pay http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/legal-questions-cutting-lawmakers-pay <p>Legal questions surround Governor Pat Quinn's bold move Wednesday to strike legislators' salaries out of the state budget. &nbsp;It's an unprecedented one --- though somewhat similar to an action taken by Quinn's predecessor, Rod Blagojevich. &nbsp;IPR’s Amanda Vinicky has more:</p><p></p><p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 00:08:30 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 8673 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Legal questions for cutting lawmakers' pay 30-day delay for IL concealed carry law http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/30-day-delay-il-concealed-carry-law <p></p><div>Illinois will have an extra 30 days to approve a concealed carry law.</div><p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 00:44:53 +0000 Alex Rusciano 6779 at http://peoriapublicradio.org 30-day delay for IL concealed carry law Madigan: downstate schools should pay pension costs http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/madigan-downstate-schools-should-pay-pension-costs <p></p><div>The leader of the Illinois House of Representatives says Downstate school districts will eventually have to pay for their employees’ pensions.&nbsp;</div><p> Thu, 09 May 2013 21:53:21 +0000 Alex Rusciano 5347 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Madigan: downstate schools should pay pension costs