Tag: IL Medicaid reform

Watch McQueary pick JB Pritzker, Emanuel and Vallas as the winners, Cable & Web

Kristen McQueary [Chicago Tribune Editorial Board Member]: … I think Paul Vallas will put Rahm in a run-off for sure. ********* Berkowitz:  So, you said Gov. Rauner doesn’t even get 90% of the Ives’ Republican Primary voters to vote for him. Say… 20% of those 340,000 voters stay home… I mean, possibly… 60, 000… Republicans... Read more »

Watch Berkowitz model w BGA's CEO Greising how Gov. Rauner & JB Pritzker could debate issues, Cable & Internet

Jeff Berkowitz: Would the BGA join in saying that Andy Shaw, you and me should …go out and talk [Rauner and Pritzker into having these substantive issue discussions]. David Greising: It’s an interesting idea and… it’s worth talking about. Tonight’s Chicago Metro edition of Public Affairs features the Better Government Association’s (BGA) newly minted President and... Read more »

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 »

Daniel Biss, Chris Kennedy & JB Pritzker on Illinois’ budget & reforms

Those asking questions at the 2018 IL Democratic Party Primary gubernatorial candidate forums seem allergic to asking the candidates about their plans for significant state budget spending reforms, or even the broad parameters of targeted budget spending and revenue levels, going forward. This was true at the most recent forum, sponsored by ABC-7 Chicago, Univision... 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 »

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 »

Understanding Gov. Rauner's Turnaround Agenda and the State Budget Impasse: Berkowitz w/WIND 560 AM Radio's Dan Proft, Cable/web

[Post revised on Tuesday at 10:40 am ] 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 Morning co-anchor (5 to 9 am).  The show w/Proft airs throughout... 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 »

Better than Carol Marin on the Hastert Arraignment: Berkowitz w/State Rep. Morrison on fixing the Fiscal 2016 budget deficit

Tonight’s Chicago  Metro suburban edition of  of Public Affairs features State Rep. Tom Morrison (R-Palatine) in Part 2 of our two part series on fixing the IL budget. You can also watch, 24/7, Part 2 of the Public Affairs discussion with Rep. Morrision by clicking here.  In sharp contrast to typical 15 minute Chicago Tonight panel discussions... Read more »