Posts tagged "Bruce Rauner"

Watch Berkowitz square off with Plaintiff's Trial Lawyer Matt Belcher on Worker's comp, tort and education reform, Cable/Web; Ron Gidwitz featured next week

What happens, hypothetically speaking, when Speaker Madigan asks a typical plaintiff’s trial lawyer specializing in Worker’s comp. insurance cases to reach a compromise on the causation standard used  to resolve Worker’s compensation lawsuits?  Does Illinois have a bad business litigation and tort liability climate relative to surrounding states and if so why? Could more charter... Read more »

Gov. Rauner, speaking at a "Never again," U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum lunch, reminds us- Jewish lives matter- and pledges continued IL support for Israel

More than 2, 000 supporters of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum attended on October 19, 2015  the 20th Anniversary “Never again, what YOU do matters,” annual luncheon at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers. The event raised 6 million dollars in support of the Museum’s National Campaign, “Never Again: What YOU do matters.” The... Read more »

Better than a Friday night date: Berkowitz w/ WIND 560 AM radio anchor Dan Proft on fixing IL's dismal state government and business climate: On Cable & Web

Tonight’s special airing of “Public Affairs,” features Dan Proft, weekday 5 to 9 am morning co-anchor with Amy  Jacobson of WIND 560 AM Radio’s “Answer,” to all your questions  debating with show host Jeff Berkowitz what IL Governor Bruce Rauner should and might do to resolve the State’s budget impasse with House Speaker Madigan and... Read more »

Less prison time, fewer non-violent offenders: Berkowitz w/Illinois Policy Institute's Jackson-Green, Cable and Web

Tonight’s special airing of Public Affairs features the Illinois Policy Institute’s Bryant Jackson-Green debating with show host Jeff Berkowitz how to save money for IL taxpayers and reduce significantly repeat offenses by non-violent offenders. The show airs throughout the City of Chicago at 7:00 pm on Cable Ch. 21 [CAN TV] Bryant Jackson-Green and  Presidential... Read more »

Will shorter prison sentences and more parole for substance abusers result in fewer druggies? Berkowitz w/Bryant Jackson-Green, the millenials' Ben Carson, Cable/Web

Tonight’s City of Chicago edition of Public Affairs features the Illinois Policy Institute’s Bryant Jackson-Green, a criminal justice policy whiz kid. The program airs at 8:30 pm/midnight on Cable Ch. 21 [CAN TV].  Jackson-Green,  Rand Paul and their colleagues and supporters are leading a movement to make conservatives and libertarians the major proponents of social... Read more »

Better than Rachel Maddow interviewing George Stephanopoulos: Berkowitz w/WIND 560 AM Radio anchor Dan Proft on fixing Illinois, Cable/web

Dan Proft: …The conversation we should be having is about re-thinking how and where we  spend 85% of Illinois’ state government cash… Jeff Berkowitz: You need a restructuring of Illinois state government; you need bankruptcy and a restructuring of state government in Illinois, right? Tonight’s Chicago Metro suburban edition of Public Affairs features Dan Proft, WIND... Read more »

Better than tonight's Bill O'Reilly show with Donald Trump: Berkowitz w/Campaign for Political Reform's Melton, Cable and Web

Tonight’s Chicago Metro north and northwest suburban episode of Public Affairs features David Melton, Executive Director of the Campaign for Political Reform. –You can also watch the show with David Melton 24/7 by clicking here.  Topics discussed and debated by Melton with show host Jeff Berkowitz include a proposal for a grand bargain or budget deal... Read more »

Fifteen things to know about Rauner's budget veto, reform, taxes and a State Government shut-down

15. Gov. Rauner vetoed yesterday the budget passed by Democrats.  But, the veto does not affect state spending on education. The Governor signed that appropriation of funds on Wednesday, so schools can plan their staffing for summer school and for the academic year which begins in August- September.   And, parents don’t have to arrange... Read more »

A Grand Bargain can solve the IL Fiscal 2016 budget shortfall: Berkowitz w/ Rep. Morrison (Cable/Web)

Despite media reports to the contrary, Illinois’ Fiscal 2016 budget deficit is only about three billion dollars. Brother, can you spare  three billion dollars in revenue increases and/or spending cuts? Because almost 75% of the Illinois budget (General Revenue Fund) is consumed by Medicaid, K-12 Education and State Employee (including teachers and professors) Pension Funds,... Read more »

Better than Marco Rubio debating Hillary Clinton: Berkowitz w/Rep. Morrison on fixing the State's deficit, Cable and Web

Tonight’s Chicago  Metro suburban edition of  of Public Affairs features State Rep. Tom Morrison (R-Palatine) in Part 1 of our two part series.  You can also watch the program with Rep. Morrison 24/7 by clicking here.   The show includes debate and discussion between show host Jeff Berkowitz and third term State Rep. Morrison.  Rep. Morrison, a former... Read more »