Gov. Bruce Rauner has dug a hole it's going to be tough to climb out of before the 2018 elections, Patrick Hughes, co-founder of the Illinois Opportunity Project, said on the radio show "Illinois Rising" recently.
Illinois' Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner needs to get on TV and in the public eye with a new narrative to win re-election next year, a conservative pundit said during a recent conservative radio talk show.
It's time for fiscal notes -- effectively the price tag on new legislation introduced into the General Assembly -- to be required in Illinois as a common sense way for lawmakers to understand how much new laws will cost taxpayers, a conservative pundit said during a recent radio talk show.
GOP attempts to tie presumed Democrat 2018 gubernatorial front-runners J.B. Pritzker and Chris Kennedy to Illinois' powerful State House Speaker Mike Madigan and his high-tax programs will not help re-elect Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, a conservative pundit said during a recent radio talk show.
Public sector employees and retirees might accept less than their constitutionally protected pensions if they understand it's them or public education, an economist said on a recent Chicago-based radio show.
Illinois’ pension crisis is dire but will ultimately follow the precedent set by Pennsylvania, which has passed bipartisan legislation to deal with its own such crisis, a think tank analyst from that state said on a radio talk show recently.
For all the talk about the urgency of reaching a balanced budget, it was more political theater than honest effort before the spring legislative session ended in Springfield, the founder of an online news outlet said on a radio talk show recently.
Democratic legislators were not acting for the good of Illinois when they orchestrated the most recent failure to reach a balanced budget, Rep. Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) said on a Chicago radio show recently.
Illinois lawmakers betray their ignorance of the needs and opinions of taxpayers when they pass huge tax increases as a way out of the ongoing budget impasse, a policy expert said on a radio program recently.
A nonpartisan report on property taxes in the U.S. quantifies just how painful property taxes are in Illinois' collar state and has a direct correlation to the huge out-migration registered in those states, a Conservative pundit said during a recent radio talk show.
If Illinoisans have been on the edge of their seats waiting for the state government to come to an agreement on a balanced budget, an activist suggested a reason during a Chicago-based radio talk show recently: The situation is like something from a suspense movie.
Upset victories in Aurora and Algonquin Township may indicate a possible trend of unseating incumbents in state level and municipal elections, co-hosts of a Chicago-based radio talk show said during a recent episode.
As Illinoisans watch the ongoing tussle between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and the state's largest public employee union, some are considering what California's response was to a looming strike in December, a public policy official from that state said during a recent interview.