Posts tagged "Bill Brady"

Illinois should tax retirement income

Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner created headlines on Friday when he said in a debate that he wouldn’t rule out taxing retirement income as part of an overhaul of Illinois’ tax system. He said he doesn’t have a position on that right now, but he should. And that position–as with all other candidates–is that all... Read more »

Illinois Republicans again commit election suicide

Another primary election arrives in two weeks, which means that Illinois Republicans will yet again commit seppuku. As usual, some Republicans seem happiest carving up each other, instead of their Democratic opponents. Their intraparty wounds will be sufficiently deep that enough embittered Republicans will stay home in the November general election to hand the election... Read more »

House Speaker Mike Madigan actually speaks!

Mike Madigan responds to a Crain’s Chicago Business story asserting that he cost taxpayers perhaps as much as $500 million by killing five bills to refinance McCormick Place debt. His motive? The story said because he strongly disliked Juan Ochoa, the former  executive director of the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition and Exposition Authority (McPier), which runs... Read more »
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The only issues in Illinois that matter

  Forget about gun control, energy, abortion, public safety and all the other issues that are cluttering up the Illinois gubernatorial race. The only things that matter in the race between Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Sen. Bill Brady are how to dig the state out of the biggest financial hole it has... Read more »

Hello, Bill Brady, where's your campaign? (UPDATE)

UPDATE: TV ads beginning in Chicago area. At this rate, you’re not even an afterthought.But be of There is a Bill Brady.This is him. good cheer. Here’s a terrific analysis of what Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady needs to do to beat incumbent Pat Quinn. So far, it looks like Brady doesn’t exist, as if... Read more »

Bill Brady's tax sin

(This post contains a correction.) Uh, oh. Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Brady reluctantly released his income tax returns and we now we know: He didn’t pay federal income tax in 2008 and 2009! Nor did he pay state income tax in 2008! Bill Brady: Tax hypocrite? This, we’re instructed, is bad news for Brady and... Read more »
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Why is Brady beating Quinn?

Rich Miller in this Chicago Sun-Times column has an interesting take on why Republican Sen. Bill Brady is beating Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn in the Illinois gubernatorial race. Quinn is an odd guy who is screwing things up.  That could be true. But underlying his argument is the premise that Brady couldn’t actually be winning... Read more »

UPDATE: Poll(s): Brady leads Quinn

UPDATE: The results of Public Policy Polling polling (in which Brady leads Quinn 43 percent to 33 percent in the Illinois gubernatorial race) is confirmed by a new Rasmussen poll. In it, Rasmussen has Brady leading Quinn, 45 percent to 38 percent.  (Original post): A new survey by Public Policy Polling shows that Republican challenger Bill Brady leads... Read more »

Tax exemption for Planned Parenthood?

The usual collection of anti-life* organizations didn’t take long to bare their fangs at state Sen. William Brady after he was confirmed as the Republican nominee for Illinois governor. In particularly harsh words for activists who pride themselves on their compassion, Illinois Planned Parenthood Illinois Action, Chicago-NOW, Personal PAC and Citizen Action Illinois labeled Brady... Read more »
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Sen. Dillard won't concede

Press Release from Dillard: LISLE, Ill- State Senator Kirk Dillard, Republican candidate for governor, today released the following statement in response to the current status of the Republican gubernatorial race:    “Yesterday was a real testament to the strength and power of our grassroots.  Both Senator Brady and I were vastly outspent in this primary,... Read more »
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