Posts tagged "Ralph Martire"

Better than a Bruins-Blackhawks rematch: Berkowitz w/ Sen. Noland on the upcoming Dem Gov Primary catfight, Cable and Web

Tonight’s North and Northwest Chicago Metro suburban edition of Public Affairs features  State Senator Mike Noland (D-Elgin) and his thoughts, specifically and in general, about state employee, university, city college and K-12,  non-CPS public school teacher, employee pension reform, Gov. Pat Quinn’s 2014 campaign for re-election and especially how Pat Quinn stacks up relative to... Read more »

Better than tonight's Hawks- Bruins' Hockey playoff game: Berkowitz w/Sen. Noland on Quinn v. Daley, cable/web

Tonight’s City of Chicago edition of Public Affairs features State Senator Mike Noland (D-Elgin) and his thoughts, specifically and in general, about state employee, university, city college and K-12  non-CPS public school employee teacher pension reform, Gov. Pat Quinn’s 2014 campaign for re-election and especially how Pat Quinn stacks up relative to his only Democratic... Read more »

Carol Marin opens: Berkowitz closes with the Liberty and Free Market oriented Policy Institute's Tillman, Cable and Web

Tonight’s Chicago Metro suburban edition of Public Affairs features  John Tillman, CEO of the Illinois Policy Institute.  The show compares and contrasts the views of Tillman with those of Ralph Martire, Exec. Director of the Center for Tax and Budget Policy, especially on the issues of state employee pension reform, tax increases and government spending... Read more »
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Berkowitz closes on issues raised by WTTW's Carol Marin with Policy Institute's Tillman and CTBA's Martire, Cable and Web

Jeff Berkowitz taped an interview yesterday with John Tillman, CEO of the Illinois Policy Institute.  The show compared and contrasted the views of Tillman with those of Ralph Martire, Exec. Director of the Center for Tax and Budget Policy, especially on the issues of state employee pension reform, tax increases and government spending cuts. The... Read more »

Better than Chris Matthews w/Mitt Romney: Berkowitz w/ CTBA's Ralph Martire on state pension reform on cable/web

This week’s suburban edition of Public Affairs features Ralph Martire, Excutive Director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability think tank “CTBA”), debating and discussing with show host Berkowitz whether CTBA is somehow “better,” than the free market/liberty oriented Illinois Policy Institute think tank.   The Martire-Berkowitz debate and discussion also includes how to reform... 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 »
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