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Madigan draws fire for stifling House rebuke of Burris

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Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) is the target of criticism by both Democrats and Republicans who want to know why the powerful speaker won't give the House a chance to publicly reprimand Burris or call for his ouster.
Three resolutions targeting Burris have had a brick on them in the state House Rules Committee, which Madigan tightly controls, our Springfield reporter Dave McKinney reported today.
Madigan spokesman Steve Brown said the speaker has no intention of letting those resolutions advance to the House floor because Madigan already turned the matter over to a Downstate prosecutor to investigate.
"We dealt with all that in referring the matter over to the Sangamon County state's attorney," Brown said.
Should these resolutions be debated on the House floor?

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