Tag: IL redistricting reform

Watch Jeff Berkowitz and Terry Martin discuss the national humiliation & foreign policy/national security implications of the U. S. & allied total withdrawal from & defeat in Afghanistan; key IL energy and re-map legislative issues, as well as possible four additional entrants in the next 6 weeks to the 2022 GOP Gov primary (Cable/Web)

Jeff Berkowitz: We will certainly hear from Jesse Sullivan [as a GOP GOV candidate] on Labor Day week, the week of Sep. 6…comes from downstate Petersburg, IL…great wife, four young kids…has a lot of verbal dexterity… [life motto seems to be [“Faith, family and service.”] This week’s City of Chicago edition of Public Affairs airs... Read more »

Does Gov. Rauner want to govern Illinois? Or, has he become Governor Mush?

Mike Flannery[Fox 32 News]: The Illinois Policy Institute’s John Tillman has told us that billions could be cut appropriately from the state budget, why haven’t you done that? Gov. Rauner: We have cut many hundreds of millions and the reasons for not the rest, I have said. ******************************************** Really, wherever you go, from a Winnetka... Read more »

Berkowitz w/IL Republican Party senior statesman Ron Gidwitz on fixing IL/Chicago government and politics/Cable and web

Berkowitz: How have we made the cost of hiring employees so expensive? Ron Gidwitz: Regulation. The tax burden…  And, In this state…  a whole list of things that are required by Chicago, Cook  County and state government that make it much more difficult to conduct manufacturing operations here than, say, even a location as close... Read more »
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lllinois political economy, the more things change, the more they stay the same: Watch IL Chamber's Maisch w/Berkowitz, 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… But, the deal, which... Read more »

Can and should the Democrats and Republicans agree on Workers' Comp. reform? Watch Berkowitz debate that issue w/plaintiff's trial lawyer Matt Belcher, cable/web

We are told that the most likely of Gov. Rauner’s Turnaround Agenda reforms that the Democratic Party leadership would support  in exchange for Governor Rauner’s support of new tax revenue to finance a variety of state government spending high on the Democratic Party’s wish list  are state employee pension reform and worker’s comp. reform. State... Read more »

Speaker Madigan and Senate President Cullerton to Governor Rauner, “We ain’t ready for reform."

  Begging the Pope for an audience? Governor Rauner said at yesterday morning’s  press conference at the Thompson Center that his office reached out to Speaker Madigan last week and said, “The Primaries are over, how about if you and I get together, this week, talk about a budget and some compromises?” The Governor seemed... Read more »
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Republican State House Leader Durkin's requirements to resolve the IL State House budget Impasse/Turnaround agenda dispute: Berkowitz w/ Durkin on Cable/web

Republican State House Leader Jim Durkin:  …If the Democrats want revenue, they need to get reforms passed first. I am always going to keep an open mind to any proposal from the Democrats. But. … Tonight’s City of Chicago edition of “Public Affairs,” features Republican State House Leader Jim Durkin.   The show airs throughout the... Read more »

Watch Berkowitz w/ President Todd Maisch, IL Chamber of Commerce: Chicago Metro suburban cable, Evanston, Rockford, Aurora and the 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… *************** Berkowitz: Speaker Madigan?... Read more »

Berkowitz with IL Chamber of Commerce's Todd Maisch on reforming Illinois' state government, economy and courts: Cable/Web

Tonight’s City of Chicago edition of Public Affairs features Todd Maisch, President and CEO of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, debating with show host Jeff Berkowitz the tort lawsuit climate in Illinois relative to the rest of the country, Gov. Rauner’s Turnaround Agenda, IL income tax rate increases, extension of the sales tax to services... Read more »
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Left Wing "Politics Tonight" w/ Lisnek and Pearson—WTF, WGN’s Lisnek blames the State Budget impasse on Gov. Rauner’s “Social Agenda.”

Left Wing "Politics Tonight" w/ Lisnek and Pearson—WTF, WGN’s Lisnek blames the State Budget impasse on Gov. Rauner’s “Social Agenda.”
Text revised, primarily for syntax, on Saturday at 11:15 pm. Watching left wing Politics Tonight last night [M-F, 5:30 pm and 10 pm, on CLTV, step-child of WGN], it was sad to see that WGN continues to put up with so much left-wing bias from it’s host, Paul Lisnek. –Paul Lisnek, a social and economic... Read more »