Chicago Machine Politics, Pensions and the Illinois Legislature
In Illinois, there is a crisis and lawmakers are crying foul. It’s a mess. But rising out of that mess is a lawmaker who isn’t very popular with unions or his fellow legislators for that matter. Chris Lauzen fought the good fight and as he left, he gave the Illinois Congress a gift–a solution to our pension and bankruptcy woes. And just as they did when he was a part of that legislative body–the Illinois Legislature has chosen to ignore it.
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Illinois Intends to Release Illegal Aliens Convicted of Violent Crimes Rather than Deport
Now instead of deporting violent criminals, the governor is choosing to release them into Illinois communities. Such a policy may also serve to attract more criminals to this state as the risk of deportation following a conviction in Illinois is now significantly reduced.
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Illinois Governor Quinn, Speaker Madigan Backroom Deal Caught on Video
When Chicago voters returned Pat Quinn to his job as Governor of Chicago, they knew he wanted to increase their income taxes from 3% to 4%. That’s not much for most of his supporters, who accept a government check of one sort or another. But shortly after winning reelection, he let it be known that a 33% increase was not enough, if his public sector | Read More »
Quinn A-Tax Illinois
emocrats kept their grip on power in the Illinois Legislature and won the governorship by the slimmest of margins, and they are going to make voters pay for it. Emboldened by his reelection, Governor Quinn and legislative allies are seizing on the lame duck session to sneak through a radical tax and spending plan the voters did not expect and would not have accepted.
Quinn Has a Mandate to Raise Taxes?
Somehow Democratic Governor Pat Quinn of Illinois interpreted his remarkably narrow victory over State Senator Bill Brady as a mandate to raise state income taxes 33%. He is referring to the increase as an education surcharge. Unfortunately, Governor Quinn must have missed the real message that Illinoisans sent on election night. All across the state conservative congressional candidates were elected over liberal or even moderate | Read More »
Help to increase the chaos in the IL democratic party!
I’ve begun a facebook group – REPUBLICANS FOR SCOTT LEE COHEN, the carbuncle on incumbent governor Pat Quinn’s rosy posterior. This nobody managed to finish on top in a 6-way race for Lieutenant Governor (normally a meaningless job, but in IL, sitting governors are replaced with startling regularity). What’s so wrong with Scott Lee Cohen? How about wifebeating, steroid-shooting, deadbeat-dadding and trying to slash a | Read More »
Hope for the Hopeless in Illinois
Illinois is hopeless. When John Tillman hears people say that about government in the Land of Lincoln, he gets pretty peeved. Tillman, head of the Illinois Policy Institute — a think tank offering what it calls “liberty-based public policy initiatives” — doesn’t think battling big government is hopeless at all. For instance, the Institute helped generate support for transparency legislation that passed. And last week, | Read More »
Illinois: New Gov. Same Old Garbage
Did you know that unless we pass Replacement Governor Pat Quinn’s union appeasing, pension stuffing budget, Illinois prison doors will be opened for a flood of dangerous criminals to walk free? Did you know that the old and infirm will be left to die in the streets? Did you know that all our teachers will be sent home never to teach again? The busses will | Read More »