Recent Wirepoints Originals
In Illinois, 118 fire funds already have more pension beneficiaries than active workers. Another 73 police funds are in the same dire position. That’s 191 of the 653 fire and police funds, or nearly 30 percent, that are upside down.
Wilmette tax hike discussions distract from administrative bloat, pensions (Part 2) – Wirepoints Original
Reform obviously needed, not higher taxes.
School districts don’t want to miss opportunity to raise property taxes, even in Wilmette (Part 1) – Wirepoints Original
Wilmette school district officials pursue more tax hikes despite falling property values, jump in property taxes.
"These are people who grew up in a certain type of environment, and behave in a certain way. And not all of them have...
Read yesterday's Bloomberg piece, "Bondholders Fret as Alchemy Turns Chicago's Junk to Gold." It's about Chicago's new sale of ownership to some of its future...
Take a look at the piece linked here from The Badger Institute, a conservative Wisconsin think tank. It lays out how they figure Wisconsin can...