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What Illinois’ Legislators Are Doing Instead of Balancing the Budget

Illinois is leading the Midwest in outbound migration, leading the Midwest in unemployment, and leading the Midwest in pension debt and unpaid bills. So naturally, our representatives in Springfield are talking about bacon and milkweeds.

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Illinois Policy’s Kristina Rasmussen Breaks Down Springfield’s Grand Bargain on WROK

As an Illinois taxpayer, maybe you're aware of something being worked on in Springfield called "The Grand Bargain." As Illinois Policy's Kristina Rasmussen explained to us today on the WROK Morning Show, given the host of financial problems our state has--it's not grand, and it certainly not a bargain for taxpayers.

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What Does Illinois Need?

I know, that's kind of a loaded question. We need lots of things in this state, primarily money. According to a report out by Reboot Illinois, we've got some serious cash problems (among other things)...

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Illinois’ Unfunded Pension Liability Now Up To $111 Billion

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A state legislative report says Illinois' unfunded pension liability is $111 billion.

The General Assembly's Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability listed the figure in a Thursday report...

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Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey With ‘Riley & Scot’ [AUDIO]

Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey joined us on the show this week to discuss a number of issues that have been simmering over the past month or so...

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Illinois To Receive $50 Million From Settlement With Credit Rating Agency

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More than $50 million will go back into Illinois’ pension systems thanks to a settlement with a credit rating agency...

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Bruce Rauner & Rep. Joe Sosnowski React to Pension Bill

Riley & Scot talked with both GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner and State Rep. Joe Sosnowski about the pension reform bill that now sits on the Governor's desk.

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Analyzing the IL pension deal [AUDIO]

More pension fun from Tuesday morning's show, this time with John Tillman, CEO of Illinois Policy Institute.  We asked him about many of the details of the proposed pension deal, including the fake defined contribution option that's inside:
It's a fake 401k plan to seduce Republican votes in the legislature...

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State Sen. Dave Syverson talks pension reform [AUDIO]

A vote could take place Tuesday afternoon (perhaps by the time you read this) on a new pension reform plan for Illinois.  State Sen. Dave Syverson joined "Riley & Scot" to discuss the bill.  ...

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