House Speaker Mike Madigan

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Madigan: Raise Tax on Millionaires for More Education Funding

Madigan says collecting a 3 percent surcharge on income greater than $1 million would pump an extra $550 per pupil into the state education fund.


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No Decision Yet on Concealed Carry Bill

Three weeks after the Illinois legislature gave the governor a bill allowing people to carry a concealed weapon, there’s no decision.


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Time Running Out On Ill. Pension Reform

Legislative leaders will revisit the subject of pension reforms in five weeks.


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Illinois Lawmakers Keep Trying to Pass the Buck

The plan to make local school districts pay into their teachers’ pension systems was just too nasty and contentious.


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