Gov. J.B. Pritzker inherited a $2.8 billion budget deficit the moment he stepped into office. Next year, that deficit is projected to be $3.4 billion1. It’s the same story every budget season. But Illinois’ budget crises could be a thing of the past if the state would adopt pension reform, right-size its union contracts and...View Report
Government workers’ union dues are passed on to state and national affiliates, which spend millions of dollars on political activities and lobbying every year.
Union officials backed the very pension "holidays" they blame for Illinois' pension crisis.
The Illinois Education Association, or IEA, is training its members to advocate for a plan that, ironically, increases taxes on teachers.