Posts tagged "John Tillman"

Moving from Radogno's Grand Bargain to Rauner's small bargain: will the Republican base cheerlead for Governor Rauner again?

Text supplemented and revised– and video (re Sen. Biss, AFSCME and Bayer) and other links added at 4:10 pm on Saturday. Ironically, it might be the more than three decade IL House Speaker Mike Madigan who will make the limited government, liberty, free market oriented Illinois Policy Institute, leader of the Republican Party base, happy-... Read more »

Gov. Rauner puts a brick on the Cullerton-Radogno Grand Bargain

Maybe…Gov. Rauner will  bring in Tillman and Proft to assist in negotiating with the other three leaders. ******** For the last two months or so, Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) and Senate Republican Leader Chris Radogno (R-Lemont) have been developing their Grand Bargain. Radogno was to get Senate Republicans to support increased taxes in exchange... Read more »

Gov. Rauner’s 2018 Re-election theme was embedded in his budget speech: winning the middle voters with pale pastels

Revised at 4 pm on Thursday. Dabrowski was critical of Gov. Rauner for including too many spending increases– and leaving the door open to tax hikes— which the Illinois Policy Institute seems to view like a plague of locusts that leads to famine. Or, as Bill Clinton and Governor Rauner might say, “It’s political economy,... 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 »

Gov. Rauner's fork in the road? Will he move left or right on the Cullerton-Radogno proposed massive tax increase?

Which proposal will Rauner support? The Illinois Policy Institute’s proposed State Budget [w/no new taxes]? Or, the Cullerton-Radogno budget compromise [w/massive new taxes]?  ********** Yesterday was Governor Rauner’s day to deliver the State of the State [Watch it here]. So, it was not surprising that he focused on his accomplishments, at least in the first... Read more »

New IL political power triumvirate: Rauner, Tillman and Proft; Rauner and 4 Tops meet-up

Video links [Rauner, Tillman and Proft] added on Sunday, 12:20 pm Gov. Rauner is of course the Quarterback of this new triad, leading the charge with his vast wealth, estimated to be in excess of a billion dollars in net worth... ************** Gov. Rauner held a press conference yesterday for the first time in about... 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 »

Can a free market approach help Governor-Elect Rauner solve Illinois' fiscal and economic problems? Watch Public Policy/Politics wonk John Tillman with Berkowitz, Web and Cable

Tonight’s Chicago Metro north and northwest suburban episode of Public Affairs features John Tillman, CEO of the Illinois Policy Institute.  The show airs in 24 north and northwest suburbs at 8:30 pm on Comcast Cable Ch. 19 or 35 (See, below, for the airing channel for each of the 24 suburbs).      Most of the show... Read more »

The contrasting views of the BGA's Andy Shaw (tonight) and the Policy Institute's John Tillman (Next Monday night): Berkowitz teases the answers out of Shaw and Tillman: What should Gov. Elect Rauner do?

Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner is the primary focus of Tonight’s City of Chicago edition of Public Affairs, featuring guest Andy Shaw (Better Government Association’s CEO and previously ABC-7’s long time political correspondent) interviewed by show host Jeff Berkowitz. The show airs throughout the City at 8:30 pm and again at midnight on Cable Ch. 21 [CANTV]... Read more »

Better than Tomorrow morning's Union League of Chicago's sponsored Republican Primary Gov Forum, Berkowitz w/Policy Institute's Ted Dabrowski on Charter Schools, Cable and Web

Ted Dabrowski: … I think the big thing about charter schools which [Professor] Tozer [UIC] gets absolutely wrong is that’s the beauty of charter schools… they bring a different approach about how to learn… and that’s what consumers want… Tonight’s Chicago Metro North and Northwest suburban edition of “Public Affairs,” features Ted Dabrowski, VP, Policy,... Read more »