Wednesday, May 05, 2004

Madigan opposes governor's education reform plan: "House Speaker Michael Madigan rejected Gov. Rod Blagojevich's plan to shake up how Illinois runs its schools Wednesday, calling instead for the governor to have more input in the current education administration structure"

As speaker, Madigan, D-Chicago, can keep legislation from reaching the House floor and has the influence to get enough votes to defeat bills that do come up.

Madigan said Wednesday that creating the new Department of Education would conflict with the state's Constitution, lead to unnecessary lawsuits and create two bureaucracies instead of streamlining educational services

-- I find my self agreeing with Mike Madigan , please mommy make it stop...

However it also serves as a small reminder to Blago about who is in charge.


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