Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is preparing to send Gov. Bruce Rauner another message.
A day after the powerful Democrat from Chicago orchestrated a public drubbing of Rauner’s plan to cut spending on Medicaid and other human service programs, Madigan signaled he wants to do the same with the governor’s plan to allow cities and towns to create local right-to-work zones.
The proposed zones, which have been a focal point of the GOP governor’s first 100 days in office, would allow communities to decide if workers should be forced to join unions or pay union dues.
“The governor’s proposal will have a significant impact on middle-class families across Illinois,” Madigan said in a statement issued Thursday. “By putting the governor’s proposal to a vote, legislators will have the opportunity to ensure the voices of the middle-class families in their districts are heard.”