Better than Chris Matthews w/Mitt Romney: Berkowitz w/ CTBA's Ralph Martire on state pension reform on cable/web

This week's suburban edition of Public Affairs features Ralph Martire, Excutive Director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability think tank "CTBA"), debating and discussing with show host Berkowitz whether CTBA is somehow "better," than the free market/liberty oriented Illinois Policy Institute think tank.  

The Martire-Berkowitz debate and discussion also includes how to reform state employee pensions, including whether to reduce the state employee, General Assembly, state university faculty and personnel, community college faculty and personnel, downstate and suburban public school teacher pension cost of living adjustment ("COLA") and whether to raise the retirement age and retirement fund contribution for such individuals, whether we should legislate a "cost shift" on pensions from state taxpayers to school district taxpayers and whether we should modify the scheduled, steep "ramp up," of annual state payments into the pension funds.  

The show airs tomorrow night in ten North Shore suburbs on Cable Ch. 19 at 8:30 pm and tonight in 24 North and Northwest Chicago suburbs at 8:30 pm on Cable Ch. 19 or Cable Ch. 35  (See, below, for a detailed airing schedule of the show).

More politics and public policy on "Public Affairs,' than anywhere else on your dial, so to speak.

You can also  watch the show with Ralph Martire, recorded on August 26, 2012, here.


The Public Affairs show featuring Martire  airs tonight at 8:30 pm on Comcast Cable on

Ch. 19 in Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, parts of Inverness, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northfield, Palatine, Rolling Meadows and Wilmette.

and on

Comcast Cable Ch. 35 in Arlington Heights, Bartlett, Glenview, Golf, Des Plaines, Hanover Park, Mt. Prospect, Northbrook, Park Ridge, Prospect Heights, Schaumburg, Skokie, Streamwood and Wheeling.

You can also watch the show with Martire tomorrow night at 8:30 pm on Comcast Cable Ch. 19 in ten North Shore suburbs:  Bannockburn, Deerfield, Ft. Sheridan, Glencoe, Highland Park, Highwood, Kenilworth, Lincolnshire, Riverwoods and Winnetka.

The show will also air in Rockford and surrounding areas this Thursday night at 8:30 pm on Cable Ch. 17.



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