This week, hosts Jack Roeser and Carol Parisi welcome State Senator Dan Duffy. Sen. Duffy serves the 26th District and is headquartered in the Barrington area. He is the youngest of 11 children who grew up in Chicago, attended Augustana College in the Quad Cities, and started a small computer consulting business in the Northwest suburbs. It was through his involvement with the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) that Sen. Duffy developed an interest in public policy issues, especially as they relate to businesses like his own, which led to his running for elected office. Dan will discuss the “State of the State” as well as Republican prospects in this November’s General Election.
CHAMPION NEWS – TOP STORIES:
In Milwaukee, the Nation’s Oldest School Choice Program sees Growth: Enrollment in the program has expanded steadily since its beginning in 1990. It was the first vouchers program in the nation. “The Milwaukee Parental Choice Program started with just seven schools, and now we have 107 schools,” said Anneleise Dickman, research director at the PPF. “Over the past 10 years the number of students using vouchers has more than doubled. It was about 11,000 ten years ago, and now it’s 23,000.”
Hispanics and the 2012 Elections: It is, to be sure, a population that continues to grow in size, voice, and importance. I n the 2008 election, Hispanics turned out in force — 9.7 million Hispanics voted, and those numbers are projected to grow to 11.8 million to 12.2 million in 2012, with particular importance in presidential battlegrounds such as Colorado and Nevada, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
CHAMPION NEWS – WEEK N REVIEW:
- Rep. Kinzinger says GOP needs to work on replacement healthcare law ‘regardless’ of Supreme Court
- Political Insiders Vs. Voters
- Taxes Add a Staggering Amount to Prices at the Gas Pump
- How Political Insiders Continue the Status Quo
- Retired Illinois Teachers Could Face Pension Cuts