VIDEO: Rep. Hays Blasts Oppressive Madigan House Rules
on Thursday, January 26, 2017
When State Representatives considered the Rules that will govern the movement of legislation for the 100th General Assembly, State Representative Chad Hays (R-Catlin) spoke about the oppressive nature of the rules and how they strengthened the power of Mike Madigan while muffling the voices of his constituents in the 104th District. In spite of Hays' and other lawmakers' testimony against the proposed rules, all but two members of the majority party voted in favor of the rules and they were approved in a 63-53 vote. You may listen to Hays' floor comments here.