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.
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.
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)...
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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