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Madigan aides sought out, assisted alleged 'sham' candidates in primary election

By Austin Berg, Illinois Policy Institute | Feb 5, 2019

Madigan aides sought out, assisted alleged ‘sham’ candidates in primary election Madigan’s 2016 primary opponent filed a lawsuit alleging the House speaker recruited “sham” candidates in order to dilute opposition.

House cutting committee bloat is a victory for taxpayers

By Austin Berg, Illinois Policy Institute | Jan 31, 2019

House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) was in Springfield on Jan. 29 when his colleagues took a vote on House rules that give him more power than any other state speaker in the nation.

Illinois House passes rules giving Madigan extraordinary power – again

By Joe Tabor, Illinois Policy Institute | Jan 31, 2019

On Jan. 29 the Illinois House of Representatives voted on new House Rules, but none of the new rules addressed the unparalleled power the Speaker of the House is given over the legislative process.

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