Peoria Public Radio Staff
Fri May 3, 2013
Madigan discusses what issues lawmakers could deal with before adjournment
VINICKY: "Where's that at?"
MADIGAN: "We've been working on behalf of marriage equality. We’re a little closer. But we're not yet there. But we're a little closer."
Another controversial issue before the General Assembly? "Fracking", drilling deep underground to access oil and natural gas. Even though Madigan say he personally favors a ban, he predicts legislation will advance to regulate fracking.
MADIGAN: "Oh I'm for a moratorium. But I think we'll do a bill."
The drilling industry and some environmentalists have reached an agreement on fracking, but Madigan has been accused of holding it up by inserting a provision on behalf of a labor union.