Only 51 percent of black adults reported having some form of work in Illinois.View Report
Gov. Bruce Rauner has compromised over and over to strike a deal, to the point of abandoning every reform he once demanded. But no matter how much Rauner gave, House Speaker Mike Madigan never budged.
Six days of special session have cost Illinois taxpayers an additional $300,000 for less than 100 minutes of work.
Five days of special session have cost Illinois taxpayers an additional $250,000 for less than 90 minutes of work.
Four days of special session have cost Illinois taxpayers an additional $200,000 for less than 80 minutes of work.
Less than 43 minutes of work over two days has cost Illinois taxpayers $100,000.
Madigan has stared down Gov. Bruce Rauner for more than 700 days and Rauner just blinked.
Though Illinois Democrats insist Gov. Bruce Rauner’s reform agenda has nothing to do with the state’s budget, Rauner’s original proposed spending reforms would allow the state to balance its budget without hitting up taxpayers for more revenue.
After just one year of retirement, Madigan’s annual pension will shoot up to more than $130,000.
Illinois’ budgetary mess preceded Gov. Bruce Rauner’s tenure, with years of gimmicks, borrowing and broken promises.
House members have spent as much time playing softball and basketball as they have in session since the beginning of May.