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Recent Wirepoints Originals

Why Rauner’s failures justify a reform agenda in Illinois – Wirepoints Original

Gov. Bruce Rauner’s leadership failures have deflated the political pressure for reforms in Illinois. But his inability to change anything, ironically, only strengthens the case for structural reforms. The longer Illinois’ status quo policies remain in place, the more this state will continue to decline.

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Changing the conversation on pensions, Ted Dabrowski on with John Kass – Audio

"If you care about your policemen, your firemen, your teachers, then we need to have pension reform. Because if we don't - people keep leaving, the tax base is shrinking - we'll have to start firing them...It's ironic, paradoxical, but to take care of workers we have to change pensions."

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Chicago leaders’ hypocritical stance on school choice – Wirepoints Original

Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union have been practicing a corrupted version of school choice that’s done little to improve the lives of CPS students. Instead, it’s led to perverse consequences that actually perpetuate the systemic failures of CPS, leaving far too many students without an education

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Recent Quicktakes

Rauner’s attack ads further undermine his credibility in General Assembly – Quicktake

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Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. ― Alice in Wonderland Governor Rauner, your own party's legislators already think you're...

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What could possibly go wrong with court-ordered tax increase for pensions? Bonds, says Moody’s – Quicktake

In August, we wrote here about an unprecedented appellate court decision affirming an order to an Illinois city to approve a property tax increase...

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Jeanne Ives’ fiery description of how Chicago’s new bond scheme sold out pensioners and taxpayers – Quicktake

I've written constantly over the past year about dangerous, new legislation that authorized Illinois towns and cities to sell off body parts through a...

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