Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan wants to fire 3,000 state appointees who are holdovers from former governors George Ryan and Rod Blagojevich.
He has vowed to move legislation that would purge the posts and allow Gov. Quinn to reappoint or rehire.
"I'm not satisfied by the pace of change, and I want to accelerate the pace of change," Madigan told reporters today, according to a story written by Sun-Times reporters Dave McKinney and Jordan Wilson.
The legislation proposed by Madigan (D-Chicago) would cover about 90 state boards and commissions, all Cabinet-level appointees that require state Senate confirmation, and state employees in Rutan- exempt political hiring positions. Those covered under the legislation would be permitted to serve for up to 60 days after the effective date.
Some Ryan holdovers may have been in their jobs for 10 years by now.
Is this a good proposal?
Here's the story from our Springfield Reporters: Madigan vows to clear out government appointees