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Governor Rauner certainly got everyone’s attention last week when he proposed that the employer’s share of pension costs be shifted from the State to local school districts. The pension shift has been a topic of conversation for some time. House … Continue reading
“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