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Columns by Doug Finke

  • STATEHOUSE INSIDER: How about a grand conspiracy to go with a ‘grand bargain’?

    Gov. Bruce Rauner was in fine fettle last week, conjuring up the "grand conspiracy" that nicely offsets the "grand bargain" that's all but stalled out ...
    March 13, 2017 - 9:17 pm
  • STATEHOUSE INSIDER: Blame Speaker Madigan? Not this time

    You can't blame this one on House Speaker Michael Madigan, although it wouldn't be surprising if someone tried.
    March 6, 2017 - 9:27 pm
  • STATEHOUSE INSIDE: Comptroller catches flak for buying $32,000 SUV

    Comptroller Susana Mendoza got a good lesson in optics last week, whether she needed one or not.It i ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 11:27 pm
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