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“If something cannot go on forever, it will stop.” – Herbert Stein’s Law In his budget address this week, Governor Rauner made big news by proposing that the employer portion of the normal costs of teacher pensions be shifted from … Continue reading
We’re all familiar with the term “Hail Mary”. It happens in football, and it happens in politics. The ad thanking Governor Rauner for all of the social-policy failures of his first term is just such a thing. I’ll dispense with … Continue reading
Pensions are now cutting into essential services. This needs to be fixed, and there are no easy solutions. Continue reading
Combine a limitation on state and local taxes (SALT) under the new Federal tax bill with Democrats scrambling to score political points in an election year, stir in a dash of hypocrisy, and what do you get? You get H.B. … Continue reading
“The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield, and government to gain ground.” -Thomas Jefferson “I want to run McHenry County…being an executive able to really change fundamentally the structure of government.” -Jack Franks “The Download” WGN Radio … Continue reading