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The Madigan Drag

March 2nd, 2009 No comments

Our new governor is too busy drafting the first realistic budget Illinois has had in at least a decade, so he does not have any time to spend right now addressing the state’s much-needed ethics and campaign finance reforms. Our state legislature does not have such an excuse, however. Their non-action seems all too familiar. Michael Madigan may not have liked Rod Blagojevich, but it was his lack of constituting, legislating, or enacting any meaningful changes that enabled the former governor’s abuses. So far, I’ve heard a bit of “the time is now” and “we must seize this opportunity” talk, but I have seen very little action. We should not let the Madigan Drag keep us mired in the mud.

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