Lang could regain leadership stripes

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Now that claims of sexual harassment and intimidation have been declared unfounded by the legislative inspector general, it’s possible State Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie) will return to the House Democratic leadership team.

Lang resigned that post — but not his seat in the House — after being accused of sexual harassment and intimidation by a woman who said she wanted help getting a bill passed.

After House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) told WJBC News Lang’s status as a possible leader is “under review,” Lang said, “I’ve had many conversations with the Speaker, but we haven’t addressed that issue, because that is fully in his bailiwick. He knows how I feel about the institution of the House of Representatives. We’ll see what happens moving forward. I’m comfortable with whatever decision he makes.”

On another issue with reporters after a House Democratic caucus meeting, Madigan said voters in Illinois rejected the “Trump-Rauner” Republican agenda to give Madigan his biggest majority ever, 74-44, for the 101st General Assembly, which begins in January. And he says he’s the one who works with others, unlike outgoing Gov. Rauner, who, Madigan said, “could never understand that in government, you work with people. He could never grasp that.”

 

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Region: Springfield,Local,Region: Central,City: Springfield

via Local – Newsradio 1240 & 93.5 FM WTAX https://wtax.com

November 28, 2018 at 06:30AM

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