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Illinois Policy: Even if Madigan goes down, the rules have to change

The Speaker's power is insulated by Illinois House guidelines

The Annie Frey Show
July 22, 2020 - 10:41 am

Reforming and dismantling the current Illinois House of Representative legislative rules is key to preventing another Mike Madigan from consolidating control in Illinois.

According to Illinois Policy, no other state grants their House speaker as much power as the Land of Lincoln.  

Their reccommended statehouse solutions include:

1.  Stop letting one person appoint committee chairs and choose who votes in committee.

2.  Stop killing bills in the rules committee.  

3.  Stop allowing the speaker to kill bills at will by sticking to a schedule.