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Topic - Madigan
A renewed effort to tax the state's millionaires has passed the Illinois House.
Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan is pushing to give small companies equal access to tax breaks that big corporations have, but the proposal has been met with skepticism in the state's business community, including about what effect it actually would have.
Spokesman says Illinois House Speaker Madigan is dropping plan to impose tax on millionaires.
The soldier suspected in a shooting rampage in Afghanistan was deployed from a U.S. base where medical personnel are being investigated for misdiagnosing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
"This was a stressful session," Madigan told reporters. "The governor didn't get everything he wanted, but that's the nature of the Legislature. That's the nature of American government."
Madigan says the initiative will help build support for the proposal in the Legislature next year.