Posts tagged "Radogno"

Gov. Rauner on reforms needed for a Grand Bargain: Pensions, workers' comp. and a property tax freeze (with local government empowerment )

Gov. Rauner, since the 2014 gubernatorial campaign, has not been willing to prioritize the reforms set out in his Turnaround Agenda, an agenda he thinks would turn Illinois around, changing it from a State that is losing population, jobs and economic output to one that is growing jobs, output and population.  Indeed, if he had... Read more »

Learn how to fix government, crime, the economy and education in Chicago and IL: Watch Berkowitz w/Gidwitz, Cable and Web

Ron Gidwitz: No, I don’t know that we are losing those jobs to overseas, as much as they are being automated. Because we have made the cost of hiring people so expensive relative to other places–companies, as a defensive measure, are automating as fast as they can. *********************** Tonight’s City of Chicago edition of Public... 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 Speaker Madigan's proposal for Pension Reform: Berkowitz w/the Policy Institute's Ted Dabrowski (Pension reform)on Cable/Web

Tonight’s suburban edition of Public Affairs with Jeff Berkowitz, the only weekly, 30 minute, serious, one on one political economy interview TV show in the Chicago Metro area, features Ted Dabrowski, VP, Policy, the Illinois Policy institute, debating and discussing how to fix the state employee pension mess in a way that keeps the state... Read more »

Better than Flannery and Hill w/Cullerton-Dillard: Berkowitz w/2014 Republican candidate for Governor Dan Proft? on Cable/Web

Dan Proft:  [If I am a state GOP leader],  the first thing I do [before the Holidays set in] is make a public statement and put together a coalition of the willing- of the people who are interested in re-thinking how the Republican Party operates—and send a message to the Illinois electorate that we received... Read more »

Better than Marin and Berkowitz co-hosting Chicago Tonight: Berkowitz w/Proft on how to re-build the State GOP; On Cable and Web

Time for the State GOP to dump Republican House leader Tom Cross and Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno, says Dan Proft.  Proft also elaborates on how “comprehensive,” the problems are with the State GOP [Watch show with Proft here] For another perspective on the mess the State GOP made of the November 6, 2012 election... Read more »

Watch potential guv candidate Sen. Matt Murphy on Cable/Web discussing pension/Medicaid/education reform

State Senator Matt Murphy (R-Palatine) is the featured guest this evening on “Public Affairs with Jeff Berkowitz,” airing in 24 North and Northwest Chicago Metro Suburbs.  Murphy, 42, who lost a close race for the Republican nomination for Lt. Gov. in 2012, is thought by many to be among the top three candidates for the Republican nomination... Read more »