Posts tagged "Senator Cullerton"

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 »

Watch Berkowitz w/IL Chamber of Commerce's Todd Maisch on State budget impasse and IL business litigation climate, Cable/Web

Jeff Berkowitz: Would you favor any increase in the income tax rate from it’s current rate of 3.75% as a part of a deal— Todd Maisch: As a part of an overall package of which workman’s compensation [reform] would have to be on the table and we would insist on some… *************** Public Affairs, featuring... Read more »

Berkowitz w/Senate Pres. Cullerton on resolving the IL State budget impasse: Are Rauner, Madigan, Cullerton, Radogno and Durkin talking?

TV show host Jeff Berkowitz: Would you agree that if you can do that– I know it’s tough for you politically– would that make it feasible [for a  real estate property tax freeze to work?] IL Senate President John Cullerton: We have told [the Governor] that if there’s ways in which we could help local... Read more »

Way better than Rachel Maddow with Shawn Hannity: Berkowitz w/ Sen. Duffy on Cable/Web

Jeff Berkowitz: So, you’re saying [Senate President Cullerton (D-Chicago)] is going to use it for the [Nov. 6] election. Is it for his [Senate Democratic Party] members when they are running on Nov. 6, they can say, “We supported pension reform legislation, we couldn’t get the House to do it.” Senator Dan Duffy: Yes, that’s... Read more »

More illumination than Fire Works: Berkowitz w/Senator Noland on web/cable re state pensions and taxpayer capacity/willingness to pay.

Why does a State Senator vote “Present” on IL pension reform legislation sponsored by his Party’s Senate President, John Cullerton? Remember, most knowledgeable political observers in IL view a “present” vote in the state legislature as essentially the same as a “no” vote. Is it because he says we need to have pension reform legislation... Read more »