Politicians owe voters a measure of transparency
Does Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan wield too much power over what happens in the state Legislature?
Of course he does. A better question is, What can be done about it?
Madigan, 70, is the nation’s longest-serving statehouse speaker. A recent series of stories in the Chicago Tribune outlined how Madigan’s roles as partner in a law firm, House speaker, and chairman of the Illinois Democratic Party are intertwined to keep him in power.
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