(Watchdog.org) Springfield, IL – There are nearly 80 news faces in the Illinois statehouse since voters chose a governor four years ago, but even that’s not enough turnover to satisfy most voters in the state. A new poll from the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute shows that 79 percent of voters support term limits of […]
Why are Illinois lawmakers considering taking over high school sports in the state? There are four million reasons.
(Watchdog.org) Springfield, IL – There are thousands of workers in Illinois working today for far less than the state’s required $8.25 an hour minimum wage. But these are not poor laborers trapped by tyrannical bosses. In many cases they are young, well-educated professionals who are happy to have their jobs. “There no doubt are some […]
(Watchdog.org) Springfield, IL – Illinois lawmakers have finally come to accept what most taxpayers in the state have known for years. “Illinois pension systems are just too rich to be afforded,” Democratic House Speaker Mike Madigan said Tuesday as lawmakers began on a path to pension reform. Madigan said Illinois cannot guarantee unionized, public employees […]