Tag: IL education reform

Watch BGA's David Greising and Berkowitz model ten Rauner-Pritzker Gubernatorial Race discussions, Cable & Web

Tonight’s City of Chicago edition of “Public Affairs,” features the Better Government Association’s (BGA) newly minted President and CEO, David Greising. David is a long time journalist, whose background includes, among other positions, business columnist for the Chicago Tribune, Reuter’s editor and Chicago News Cooperative senior management. Tonight’s program models how 2018 Democratic Party nominee... Read more »

Watch R Gov candidate Ives discuss w/Berkowitz elimination of the IL Corporate income tax & speak to City Club of Chicago, cable & web

Text revised and pics and links to videos added at 7:30 am on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 R Gov Candidate Jeanne Ives: I would …work towards eliminating completely the corporate tax…That would give a big show… that we are serious about job creations. Tonight’s north and northwest Chicago suburban edition of Public Affairs features a... Read more »

Gain insights into Gov. Rauner's new regime's approach: Watch Berkowitz w/Rauner insider Dan Proft, Cable/Web

Dan Proft: …Contemplating a lockout of state employees… a Chicago Teachers’ strike…PATCOing some state employees  Tonight’s Chicago Metro suburban edition of Public Affairs features Dan Proft, WIND 560 AM Radio’s “Chicago Morning Answer,” co-anchor w/Amy Jacobson (5 to 9 am).  The show w/Proft airs tonight in 24 N and NW suburbs at 8:30 pm on... Read more »

Back to the Future:Berkowitz w/Proft on Gov. Rauner's regime change, Cable/Web

Revised slightly and video and other links added at 5:25 am on Tuesday Dan Proft: …The conversation we should be having is about re-thinking how and where we  spend 85% of Illinois’ state government cash… Tonight’s City of Chicago edition of Public Affairs features Dan Proft, WIND 560 AM Radio’s “Chicago Morning Answer,” co-anchor w/Amy Jacobson... Read more »

Leading Dem Gov Primary Candidates Pritzker, Kennedy & Biss at Rainbow Push: Eye on the Prize.

Only three of the six candidates have a shot to win the Dem Primary Pritzker and Kennedy seem to view [a Progressive Income Tax] as a means to provide a free lunch to middle class and low income voters. The real news is that there was no mention of or questions about reforming state employee... Read more »

Does Gov. Rauner want to govern Illinois? Or, has he become Governor Mush?

Mike Flannery[Fox 32 News]: The Illinois Policy Institute’s John Tillman has told us that billions could be cut appropriately from the state budget, why haven’t you done that? Gov. Rauner: We have cut many hundreds of millions and the reasons for not the rest, I have said. ******************************************** Really, wherever you go, from a Winnetka... Read more »

Ten takeaways from the last 18 months of IL budget/sausage making, part 1

…Nobody (from Rauner to Madigan to Munger) knows how bad the state deficit and growing debt will be… but every honest… person knows they will be very, very bad. …Balanced, my ass, is what the TV show host should have said.  Sadly, Lisnik, after a half-hearted challenge and probe, let Quinn sleaze his way out... Read more »

President Cullerton: The Cullerton-Rauner pension reform legislation is alive and well

Video and audio link to President Cullerton’s remarks and audience Q/A added at 9:45 am on Tuesday, see below. The nature of yesterday’s press conference with Senate President Cullerton [which followed City Club of Chicago President Jay Doherty’s intro, Cullerton’s remarks on IL K-12 state, public school funding and audience Q/A] was such that most... Read more »

Better than a Clinton-Biden debate on wiping Hillary's server clean: Berkowitz w/David Melton on a Madigan-Rauner deal, Cable/Web

Jeff Berkowitz: …So, the [IL House] Speaker controls 71 [out of 118 total ] votes in the State House, right? David Melton: Well, the Speaker [Mike Madigan] has 71 people in his [Democratic Party] Caucus, I’m not sure if he controls 71 votes  Berkowitz: Well, everybody but Jack Franks and whose the guy? Scott Drury…[cont.... Read more »

More informative than Republican Leader Jim Durkin w/Eddie Arruza on Chicago Tonight: Berkowitz w/ State Rep. Tom Morrison (Part 1), 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.   Tonight’s show is an encore performance of a show taped in early April, 2015.  Nothing has changed in Springfield in... Read more »