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Houe Speaker Vote this afternoon

There may or may not be a new speaker of the Illinois House this afternoon when the new Legislature is seated. The first action expected in the House is who should be Speaker. House Speaker Michael Madigan, who’s been in the role for all but two years since 1983, doesn’t have majority support. Its possible state Rep. Chris Welch could get the position, but that requires 60 votes. If no candidate gets 60 votes, it could halt any other action until a leader is chosen.

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