Illinois is beginning to resemble one of those Antarctic glaciers that are so far gone they will continue to melt even if global warming is reversed.
Ald. Carrie Austin says CPS money woes are fault of state budget stalemate: “Somebody needs to take [Gov. Bruce] Rauner by his neck and wring it.”
Fair Economy Illinois is proposing a more radical alternative, which it claims could raise $23 billion a year in revenue.
The governor feels he was elected primarily to complain about Michael Madigan, not actually to solve any of the state’s most pressing problems.
I am old enough to remember a time when a large percentage of people had retirement incomes below the designated federal poverty level.
The Republican and Democratic measures would approach the payments differently.
‘Our administration will use all available legal options to continue pay and avoid any disruption to government services,’ the governor wrote.