A press release from Allen Skillicorn, one of four running to replace State Rep. Mike Tryon:
NO ONE ELSE OWNS ILLINOIS DEBT LIKE SPEAKER MADIGAN
East Dundee, IL – Allen Skillicorn, Republican candidate for State Representative seeking Rep. Mike Tryon’s open-seat, challenges statements by Speaker Michael Madigan.
During a public meeting arranged by local good government groups to facilitate budget negotiations, Madigan criticized Governor Bruce Rauner’s proposals as unbalanced and extreme.
“I have to point out that Speaker Madigan calling Governor Rauner ‘extreme’ for just a few modest reforms, is, in itself extreme.”
“Speaker Madigan has been Speaker of the House for thirty years now
“No one else owns Illinois debt like Speaker Madigan.
“He controls a veto proof majority.
“He could override the Governor and pass a budget today, yet he doesn’t.”
Meanwhile, Speaker Madigan dismissed popular term-limits and redistricting reform efforts as a partisan ploy for the 2016 election.
“Mr. Madigan, you’ve been in Springfield over forty years.
“I find your comments self-serving and you’re not fooling anyone.”