Talking about government is boring; but talking about how it affects you is pretty interesting.

If you live in or near Chicago, you probably wonder: Why is everything so expensive here?

Gas costs more. It’s more expensive to go shopping here. Public transportation costs continue to go up, despite slower – and less – service.

The answer is simple: As the size of government grows, your wallet, and ultimately your personal freedom, shrinks.

Let's talk about how that affects you every day.

Email: hgowins@illinoispolicy.org