Tag: Rauner's reform

Watch Berkowitz w State Rep. Skillicorn on the 2018 IL Gov Democratic and Republican Party Primaries, Cable & Web

State Rep. Allen Skillicorn: So, Rauner didn’t even try to change minds on the [2017 $5 billion income] tax increase…even if she failed, Jeanne Ives would have tried really hard to stop that and used the Governor’s bully pulpit… to argue for reforms. Jeff Berkowitz: JB Pritzker is running on “Morning in Illinois.” [Similar to... Read more »

Gov. Rauner could double the literacy rate in CPS (That's reform): Watch UChicago Charter School Principal Howell, Cable/Web

Jeff Berkowitz: Kids who are not reading at grade level, you’ve got a plan, you’ve got resources, you’ve got teachers– you will get them up to grade level? UChicago Charter School Principal Tonya Howell: Absolutely, 100% Berkowitz: You’re sure, you’re sure? You will take a blood oath? Howell:   Yes. ************************** Tonight’s City of Chicago... Read more »

Dems back out of Gov/Leaders’ meeting, but Speaker gets his wished for Agenda

Speaker Madigan & Senate President Cullerton won’t attend today’s Gov/Leaders’ meeting. Speaker Mike Madigan said late afternoon yesterday that a schedule conflict will prevent him from meeting today at 1 pm with the Governor, et al. Rauner, Republican Leaders Durkin and Rodogno and Senate President Cullerton had said they could make it to the meeting.... Read more »

Governor Rauner concedes IL on a FY 2017 $8 billion budget deficit glidepath

Gov. Rauner: The deficit is the result of years of out of control spending… and court-ordered and statutory spending, which have locked in higher spending levels. Comptroller  Munger: I think absolutely we have to look at some combination [of tax increases, spending cuts and reforms]… –The feel good June 30 agreement between the Speaker, Governor... Read more »

What do Gov. Rauner and Speaker Madigan really want to resolve the IL state budget impasse? Watch Leader Durkin w/Berkowitz on Cable/Web

Jim Durkin: …All I am saying is I want to see reforms first, the Governor wants to see reforms– because- the Democrats- … want a tax increase with no strings attached. … Tonight’s City of Chicago edition of “Public Affairs,” features Republican State House Leader Jim Durkin.   The show airs throughout the City of Chicqgo... Read more »