There’s been a lot going on at the capitol in regards to the situation with Mike Madigan. The ongoing situation has resulted in what Avery Bourne, Representative of the 95th district, calls a new era for politics in Illinois.
When Madigan stepped down as Speaker of the House, he was replaced by Edward Kodatt. Within days, Kodatt, himself, resigned. Representative Bourne says there needs to be a higher standard when it comes to appointing legislators to positions like that.
It’s still early on since the replacement for Madigan’s replacement, Chris Welch, stepped into the role, but Representative Bourne says things are largely the same to this point.
According to Representative Bourne, Speaker Welch wants to bring back the Graduated Tax that failed on the last ballot.
Representative Bourne appeared as a guest on the Newstalk WTIM Morning Show.