Radogno calls out Democrats for stalling to fix state's problems
State Sen. Christine Radogno (R-41) blasted House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-22) and Senate President John Cullerton (D-6) on Sunday for refusing to negotiate to fix many of the problems facing the state.
Radogno said that with the Illinois legislature scheduled to adjourn for the summer on Sunday, Madigan and Cullerton walked away from the negotiating table, forcing a rare summer session.
“In hockey, overtime means high stakes and a clear winner, especially in summer,” Radogno said. “In Illinois, Republicans are fighting for reform and Democrats are fighting for a tax hike. And overtime means that the taxpayers lose if the Democrats win.”
Radogno said Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Republicans are committed to fighting for fundamental change such as a pro jobs reform agenda, which includes a property tax freeze, term limits and redistricting reform.
"Sadly, there’s been a lot of noise and distraction from Democrat legislators," Radogno said. “But as a state, we still have the third worst jobs climate, the second highest property taxes and the single biggest budget deficit. All the noise and distraction in the world can’t cover up that record.”