The Teachers’ Union Role in the Pension Shortfall

You will perhaps remember my writing that when a Governor presents his education budget it comes in three parts: higher education k-12 pensions In the 1990’s (at least) the IFT (Illinois Federation  of Teachers) and IEA (Illinois Education Association) lobbyists … Continue reading

McSweeney Pushes to Eliminate Office of Lt. Governor Second Time

A press release from State Rep. David McSweeney: McSweeney Proposes Constitutional Amendment to Eliminate the Office of Lt. Governor Eliminating office would save nearly $1.5 million Cary, Illinois…In an ongoing effort to reduce the cost of state government, State Representative … Continue reading

Term Limits for Legislative Leaders Now Has 83% Support

Back in the spring of 2002, at a press conference in Jim Tobin’s National Taxpayers United of Illinois office, he and I held our first press conference in our Libertarian Party quest for the Governor’s and Lt. Governor’s Office. The … Continue reading

Survey of Republican Primary Voters Shows Rutherford with Strong Lead

Remember that poll I wrote about getting yesterday? Turns out it was not from a candidate. The “Mark” recorded the questions for Battleground Polling. Here are some results. Looking at the 2014 Illinois Republican Party candidates for Governor, who would … Continue reading

McHenry County Blog Photo Ends Up on Green Party Gubernatorial Candidate Rich Whitney’s Ad

You don’t have to play this YouTube video to see the photo I took of the Green Party’s candidate for Governor Rich Whitney, 8th Congressional District candidate Bill Scheurer and Stew Cohen of Star 105 FM Radio.  I found it … Continue reading