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Opinion: Brandon Johnson’s ‘moderate’ problem

Opinion: Brandon Johnson’s ‘moderate’ problem

Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson faces many challenges, but his biggest may be the loss of faith from moderate voters. Without their trust, he’ll have a tough time getting the higher taxes he seeks March 19.

By Hilary Gowins

The Policy Shop: Brandon Johnson’s sinking mayorship

The Policy Shop: Brandon Johnson’s sinking mayorship

This edition of The Policy Shop is by assistant editor Dylan Sharkey. Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson just barely won the city election less than a year ago, with about 26,500 of the city’s nearly 1.6 million registered voters handing him the race. A lot has changed since then, and voters are much more polarized in their views...