Recent Wirepoints Originals
Dog chasing tail? Legislation Proposed to Authorize Illinois Treasurer to Buy Receivables Owed by the State – Wirepoints Original
Are you overloaded with debt? Ever consider just buying the invoices you owe to your creditors? Lots of questions jump out about this.
Illinoisans don’t like how they’re being disrespected by their politicians – paying ever-higher taxes for ever-fewer services. So they leave. One of those people leaving is a North Shore neighbor of mine moving to Colorado. For him, the calculus was simple. Stay and pay more and more for a government he trusts less and less, or leave and save $1 million dollars.
“Taxpayers across the state are paying for those retirements” Ted Dabrowski on Newsradio WJPF – Audio
Ted talks to the Morning Newswatch about how the state's teacher pension funding scheme is regressive. Wealthy districts, with higher salaries and bigger bureaucracies, benefit most from state pension funding. Read on to compare your local school district’s pension subsidy to others around the state.
Backward. That's where we've gone on political will to address pensions. That was the topic in my monthly Crain's Chicago Business article this week, and this election for governor shows it.
We now have the first study on total state and local tax burdens done since Illinois raised its income tax rate last year. Illinois...
Few things are as dear to Illinois Progressives as our public pension system. It provides fair and just retirement security for a key part...