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Tag Archives: General Assembly
Frustrated? Call (217) 782-5350. Ask for Mike.
We have 19 days until the end of the legislative session, and how have we spent the month of May so far? We didn’t meet at all during the first week, and this past week was spent passing resolutions and … Continue reading
Posted in Illinois Budget Tagged Budget, General Assembly, Illinois Budget, Michael Madigan 3 Comments
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
(217) 782-5350 – Ask for Mike
We’re getting closer to the end of the fiscal year, and there’s a real chance of a government shutdown if there’s no budget. Governor Rauner appears by all accounts to be willing to stare down the Democrat leadership in the … Continue reading
Posted in Illinois Budget Tagged Bruce Rauner, General Assembly, Jack Franks, John Cullerton, Michael Madigan 1 Comment
There Are No Clean Hands in the Pension Debate
In its May 8th decision, the Supreme Court couldn’t have been plainer as to the priority of pension obligations in the state budget, and placed the greatest portion of the blame for the condition of the pension funds squarely where … Continue reading
Posted in Public Pensions Tagged Bruce Rauner, General Assembly, Illinois Supreme Court, Pensions 2 Comments
What Happens If Our Pension Plans Go Broke?
We’re now seeing the real face of Illinois’ pension crisis by the cuts being proposed by Governor Rauner in his 2016 budget. In Fiscal 2016, Illinois will owe $6.8 billion to its 5 pension plans, which will account for roughly … Continue reading
Posted in Public Pensions Tagged Bruce Rauner, General Assembly, Illinois Supreme Court, Pensions 6 Comments