“Democratic Super Majority May Change Little In Springfield” @ Progress Illinois

Posted on November 20, 2012

Matthew Blake — November 14, 2012: “The election was a triumph for Illinois Democrats and a disaster for Prairie State Republicans, with Democrats gaining super majorities in both the Illinois House and Senate.

The super majorities plus control of the governor’s mansion means “an opportunity to build a progressive majority and achieve important things for the people of Illinois,” according to Gov. Pat Quinn’s spokeswoman Brooke Anderson.

But what progressive policy will emerge from Springfield’s new make up is hard to discern. The agenda after the election looks like it did before November 6, with the focus on paying down the state’s unfunded pension liability. Moreover, Quinn and Speaker of the House Mike Madigan will likely continue to seek Republican cooperation on key legislative items, including pensions……………………….”

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