What is Madigan up to? Discuss.
When I asked somebody with more experience in the weird inner workings of Springfield about today’s four votes on pension bills, his answer was, “I guess we’ll see.”
Illinois Democratic Party Boss Michael Madigan threw everything at the wall today to see what would stick.
A House bill that would raise the retirement age of public employees to 67 got one vote. The Speaker’s.
A House bill that would raise employee contributions to 5% got 3 votes. Nekritz, Jefferson and The Speaker.
A House bill that would eliminate all COLAs got five votes. Hurley, Jefferson, Nekritz, Zalewski and The Speaker.
Most Republicans did not vote.
What is Madigan up to?
What do you think?