Solving the State’s Fiscal Challenges Requires Coming Together in Moderation

A guest column by Michael J. Madigan, Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives

SPRINGFIELD—(ENEWSPF)--August 4, 2015.

Solving the fiscal challenges of Illinois requires a balanced approach. That is why I pledged to work cooperatively and professionally with Governor Rauner. I will keep that pledge and continue working to ensure the governor and Legislature come together in moderation to help Illinois' middle class and other struggling families.

In addition to that pledge, I stated that the number one issue facing Illinois was the budget deficit. That has not changed.

In February . . .

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