Tag Archives: Bruce Rauner

Regardless of Who Becomes Governor, Illinois Needs A Republican-Led House

The only sure guarantee of there being an adult in the room after the 2018 election is if Republicans increase their numbers in the House by the nine seats it will take to take the Speaker’s gavel out of the hands of the Democrats. Continue reading

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Who Fills the Vacuum in the Illinois GOP “Civil War”, and Why?

Jonah Goldberg has written an article in National Review talking about the recent primary election for Senator in Alabama. I was struck by how much the points he made apply to the current situation within the Republican Party in Illinois. … Continue reading

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The Governor’s SOTS Speech, What He Said and What He Didn’t Say

Every “State of” speech I’ve ever heard follows the same script: A recitation of accomplishments achieved since the previous speech; A shopping list of proposals to be addressed before the next one; and A reminder that those who stand in … Continue reading

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Goring The Ox That Buys Ink By the Barrel

Today, the Northwest Herald’s editorial page came out in opposition to a proposal in the Legislature to charge sales tax on advertising. The Herald at least makes the obvious point right up front: “Our position might appear entirely self-serving. After … Continue reading

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Invoking the Nuclear Option on Pensions

The head of the Chicago Teachers’ Union pension fund, Charles Burbridge, was on “Chicago Tonight” on Tuesday, and he held up 7 checks totaling $643 million, which was the amount needed to fully fund this year’s required contribution. When Phil … Continue reading

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