Posts tagged "pension reform"

Special Election Eve airings of Public Affairs: Berkowitz w/ Rauner, Dillard, Brady, Levine and much more, Web and Cable

Jeff Berkowitz: Kirk Dillard says… Stu Levine was out there getting business [for you]. Dillard said if you are as smart as you tell the people of Illinois you are, you had to know about this, what do you say to Kirk Dillard? R Gov candidate Bruce Rauner: [watch the show here] ****************************** Tonight’s repeat special... Read more »

Better than one of Carol Marin's "factual pieces," on the IL Gov race on NBC-5; Berkowitz w/Berkowitz on the Governor's race,Cable and the Web

We are going to give you the winner of the Republican Primary Governor’s race more than 30 days before the election on March 18, 2014…and the winner of the November, 2014 Governor’s race, including a detailed assessment of why each candidate did as well or as poorly as he, in fact, will do. The  show featuring... Read more »

Better than Charlie Rose w/ William F. Buckley, Jr.: Berkowitz w/Free market activist Jack Roeser (Watch now on the web)

Jack Roeser: And, this idiot Obama is trying to give us a single payer system for our medical care. Well, that is the biggest blunder in sight—in my whole lifetime—what that idiot is trying to do there.  But, he has got the great example of a single payer system for K-12 [public] education, where the... Read more »
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Policy Institute's Tillman closes the door on a run for Governor in 2014 but leaves it open for 2018: Berkowitz w/Tillman on Cable/Web

John Tillman, CEO of the Illinois Policy Institute, shuts down the rumors of his interest in the 2014 Governorship by telling Public Affairs show host Jeff Berkowitz, unequivocally (in this week’s regular suburban edition of  ”Public Affairs,”) that he will not run for Governor in 2014. However, Tillman keeps the door open for a 2018 run. Likely 2014... Read more »

Better than a Mayor Emanuel- CTU President Karen Lewis boxing match: Berkowitz w/Martire on Cable/Web

What is the source of the Illinois state employee pension crisis? The fact that they are defined benefit pension systems, not the defined contribution type of pensions that are commonly used in the private sector?  The “fact,” that state government employee pensions and salaries are more generous than their private sector counterparts? The fact that... Read more »

Better than AMC's Pretty Woman w/Julia Roberts; Berkowitz w/Rep. Nekritz and Greenberg re pension reform on Cable/Web

Jonathan Greenberg(candidate for State Rep., R-Northbrook) : ….what I think is important here… the whole purpose of the pension shift…of the cost shift is to make about three billion dollars that’s currently the state’s problem somebody- anybody else’s- problem, so they [the state] can get it off of their backs so they can– not have to make difficult... Read more »
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Better than Carol Marin w/Gov. Quinn: Berkowitz w/Dan Proft on Cable/Web

Dan Proft: …They [Speaker Madigan and Senate President Cullerton] will make promises they know they can’t keep.  And, they will put your house in the cross hairs to finance those promises, not fully finance  them, but just finance them for long enough to get through one more election cycle to maintain power a little bit... Read more »

Better than Monday night football: Berkowitz with General and State Rep. David Harris: On Cable and the Web

Jeff Berkowitz: Your complaint is, you’re saying that Governor Pat Quinn didn’t do what Raimondo …Quinn came up with a pension reform proposal, he let it sit… he didn’t exercise leadership. That’s your point?  **************** Tonight’s  City of Chicago edition  of Public Affairs features State Rep. David Harris (R-Arlington Heights).  Two Star General David Harris debates... Read more »

Better than Chris Wallace w/Bill Clinton: Watch Berkowitz w/Illinois Policy Institute's Collin Hitt on Web/Cable on Pension Reform

Collin Hitt [Sr. Director of Government Affairs, the Illinois Policy Institute]: …The fact is we are now running out of money. Over the last five years, about 80% of all new money in higher education is going to new retirement costs…that’s why you’re seeing Democrats currently get on board with pension reform, [state employee pensions are]... Read more »
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Watch former Attorney General Ty Fahner talk about fixing the state employee and teacher pension mess on Cable and the Web

Tonight’s City of Chicago edition features Ty Fahner, President of the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago.  The Civic Committee has been researching the issue of State employee and public school teacher pension reform, and Ty discusses and debates issues related to that research as well as education reform in tonight’s show with... Read more »