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House Speaker Michael Madigan agrees with Governor Rauner that changes to the state’s procurement process are worth considering. However, he isn't rubber stamping Rauner proposals. He has requested a legislative committee review proposed cost-cutting changes by the Governor. Madigan spokesman Steve Brown...

The proposed changes from Rauner would reduce some of the safeguards added to the procurement process after former Governor Rod Blagojevich was driven from office. Brown says there's room to bend a little....but some safeguards should remain...