that Governor Rod Blagojevich has unilaterally declared that a
previously obscure but always important legislative committee has no
real power, things could change radically at the Illinois Statehouse.
decision by Governor Rod Blagojevich to attend a Chicago Blackhawks
game last Wednesday night instead of remaining at the Statehouse
while the Illinois House defeated his mass-transit-funding-bailout
proposal says a lot about the governor on several different levels,
none of it positive.
the hyper-over-reactive world that is the Illinois Statehouse, every
move made by every major player is analyzed to death to see who is
zooming whom. House Speaker Michael Madigan's Illinois Gaming Board
reform plan is a case in point.
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