Home Illinois News Do the Democrats in Springfield really need a bargain? – Opinion –... Do the Democrats in Springfield really need a bargain? - Opinion - Chicago Tribune March 13, 2017 2 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter ShareTwitterEmailPrintGoogleFacebook Read Article Sort by: newest | oldest bob oriole parkWhy aren’t the state “Republicans” stressing the fact both the Senate and House could do as Diane says and pass legislation today? They are cunning-if both parties pass huge tax increases, the anger of the voters will be diffused. If only the D’s vote for it, they face the real threat of revolt in the next elections. The focus would only be on them, not R’s. I’d urge them to let the D’s go it alone and hang for it next election cycle when nothing has been fixed. And I use the word Republicans in quotes because an IL “Republican” is too liberal to even be a… Read more »5 months 7 days agoArt in Lake CountyKudos to Diane and the Illinois Policy Institute. Some straight talk. So what are Radogno and some other Republican Senators doing? Why would they be attempting to provide air cover for the D’s when the economic future of the state is at stake? We have come to far – we need real reform. 5 months 8 days ago wpDiscuz Recent Wirepoints Originals Chump Media: Why Sham Votes Happen In Springfield – WP Original August 18, 2017 The Wall Street Journal and FOX Business are among those who botched this one worst. Rahm’s Ramp And The Fate Of Chicago’s Pensions – WP Original August 17, 2017 The can has now been kicked on all four city pensions, as shown on the chart. Plain English Video On Why Phony ‘Balanced’ Budgets Are Key To Our State And Local Fiscal Crises August 16, 2017 If you don't know that state and local budgets are deceitful and nearly meaningless, or you don't know why that's so important to understanding our crisis, spend a few minutes watching the video. Illinois Stumbles Through Fog Towards New School Funding Formula – Wirepoints Original August 14, 2017 We know more now, but distortions abound and key points remain unreported or unknowable. Wirepoints Founder Mark Glennon on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight Discussing Tax Reform – Video – WTTW August 9, 2017 Cook County’s Outrageous Attempt To Charge Plaintiffs $17 Million In Beverage Tax Case – WP Original August 5, 2017 Sanctions against the county's lawyers? Maybe, but without a firm and unequivocal decision against Cook County a dangerous precedent will be set. One Chart Shows Awful Fiscal Trajectory of Chicago Area and Illinois – WP Original July 27, 2017 And here's a promise: The trend will continue. Education Funding Bill is a Monstrosity of Unknown Proportions – Wirepoints Original July 25, 2017 Shame on everybody who has let SB1 get as far along as it has with such little understanding, Republicans and Democrats alike. Rauner’s New Staff, Extremism and the Stockholm Syndrome – Wirepoints Original July 20, 2017 That which can't pass the establishment in the General Assembly and its enablers in the press is "too radical" for Illinois.