In a blog post today, the State Journal-Register's Chris Wetterich takes a dig at Michael Madigan in response to the House Speaker's recent insistence that Republicans take part in solving the state budget crisis:
Madigan may have to simply suck it up, put his majority on the line and
pass the tax increase with all Democratic votes. He may have to be a
statesman all by himself and use his power for the good of the state,
instead of just to protect his members and himself.
Wetterich goes on to lament the lack of bipartisanship spirit in both Washington and Springfield. But he also notes that Madigan "probably deserves some blame for the phenomenon in Illinois." Read our recent thoughts on this subject here.