Union bosses pay lobbyist big bucks to kill school choice as he sends his kids to private school

By Mailee Smith
Stacy Davis Gates isn’t the only union boss trying to kill scholarships for low-income students while also sending a child to private school. Enter Sean Denney, the director of government relations at the Illinois Education Association, which opposes Illinois’ Invest in Kids tax credit scholarship program. Denney sends his own children to a Catholic school...

TAGS: IEA-NEA: Illinois Education Association, Invest in Kids

7 misleading progressive tax claims public unions are telling Illinois members

By Mailee Smith
Government unions and their PACs have spent more than $1 million pushing the progressive tax on the Nov. 3 ballot – and are using misleading information.

TAGS: AFSCME: American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, fair tax, IEA-NEA: Illinois Education Association, IFT: Illinois Federation of Teachers, progressive tax, SEIU: Service Employees International Union, Vote Yes for Fair Tax