Posts tagged "state employee pension reform"

Better than Chris Wallace w/Barack Obama: Berkowitz w/ Gov. Jim Edgar and Gov wannabees Kirk Dillard and Bruce Rauner

Tonight’s City of Chicago edition of Public Affairs features the contrast of the Republican Governor of Illinois in the 1990s, Jim Edgar with Bruce Rauner, the Republican nominee for Governor this year and Senator Dillard, the man who came within three points of blocking Rauner from being the nominee of their Party. You can also... Read more »

Better than Chris Wallace w/ Hillary Clinton on Benghazi: Berkowitz w/State Rep. nominee (and rising star) Peter Breen, Cable and Web

State Rep. Nominee Peter Breen: …We have 1.2 million abortions [since Roe v. Wade in 1973] and 99% of them are for birth control purposes. ******* Tonight’s City of Chicago edition of Public Affairs features  Peter Breen (R-Lombard), Republican State Rep. nominee in the 48th District. The show airs throughout the City of Chicago at... Read more »

Better than March Madness: Berkowitz w/Prof. Dye on cutting state spending or raising tax rates; left-wing bias on Public TV; and fixing schools. Watch on Cable/Web

Tonight’s Chicago Metro North and Northwest suburban edition of “Public Affairs,” features Professor Richard Dye, who taught economics for  several decades at Lake Forest College and now is co-director of the Fiscal Futures Project at the Institute for Government and Public Affairs at the University of Illinois, Chicago. The program airs in its usual 8:30... Read more »

Way better than Rachel Maddow interviewing Bill O'Reilly: Berkowitz predicting the winners in the Republican Primary Gov race and general election Governor's race, Web and Cable

Jeff Berkowitz: … We are going to give you tonight the winner of the Republican Primary Governor’s race– more than 30 days before the election– and give you the final percentages of votes received for each candidate… and we will give you the winner in the November, 2014 gubernatorial general election race… Tonight’s City of... Read more »

Better than Tomorrow morning's Union League of Chicago's sponsored Republican Primary Gov Forum, Berkowitz w/Policy Institute's Ted Dabrowski on Charter Schools, Cable and Web

Ted Dabrowski: … I think the big thing about charter schools which [Professor] Tozer [UIC] gets absolutely wrong is that’s the beauty of charter schools… they bring a different approach about how to learn… and that’s what consumers want… Tonight’s Chicago Metro North and Northwest suburban edition of “Public Affairs,” features Ted Dabrowski, VP, Policy,... Read more »

Better than Chicago Tonight's/Mikva Challenge Republican Primary Gov candidate forum: Berkowitz w/Policy Institute's Dabrowski on Charter Schools/vouchers, Cable and Web

Ted Dabrowski: In the end…the families need to have …school vouchers…because, if not, what we have is a monopoly. Tonight’s City of Chicago edition of “Public Affairs,” features Ted Dabrowski, VP, Policy at the free market, liberty oriented Illinois Policy Institute, based in Chicago and Springfield, IL The program airs throughout the City of Chicago at... Read more »

Better than the Super Bowl and Downton Abbey: Berkowitz w/Chicago Tribune Editorial Writer Kristen McQueary, Web and Cable

Jeff Berkowitz: …So, [the Chicago Tribune] went with political expediency over what you know in your heart is right. Kristen McQueary: No, no, no. We went with the best decision for the state…And, we said- vote yes on this [Pension] bill and then keep working toward a solution. Tonight’s Chicago Metro North and Northwest suburban... Read more »

Better than Auburn v. Alabama: Berkowitz w/ State Rep. David Harris on Same Sex Marriage and Pension Reform, Cable and Web

State Rep.  David Harris (R- Arlington Hts.):  My point is that when you don’t have those legislative [gerrymandered] district boundaries, but rather you vote statewide, the Republicans can win in Illinois Tonight’s City of Chicago edition of “Public Affairs,” featuring State Rep. David Harris (R-Arlington Heights) debating and discussing key social and economic State of Illinois... Read more »

Better than Notre Dame v. Stanford: Berkowitz w/ Family-Pac's Caprio around the State of Illinois, Cable and Web

Paul Caprio: …Listen, nobody has gone out and said, you have to make pro-life the No. 1 issue of your campaign… Paul Caprio: …Those issues [State employee pension reform, Medicaid reform and Education reform-School vouchers/school choice] are the driving force issues. However, those issues alone do not…  You can watch the Public Affairs show with... Read more »

State Rep. Morrison leads into Fox News Sunday this morning in Chicago and around the State: Watch State employee pension reform debated on Cable and the Web

The episode of Public Affairs with Jeff Berkowitz featuring State Rep. Tom Morrison (R-Palatine) has been airing this week and will continue to air through this Monday around the State of Illinois on the IllinoisChannel. You can also watch the show featuring Rep. Morrison 24/7 at the Public Affairs youtube page or at the Illinois... Read more »