With one proposal to pay off Illinois’ pension debt asking the typical homeowner to pay more than $1,900 in additional property taxes for the next 30 years, the stakes for pension reform have never been clearer.View Report
Five reforms effective Jan. 1, 2015 will improve government transparency and protect individual rights:
Voters may also want to consider whether these rights need to be part of the Illinois Constitution, even if they do seem desirable.
As the start of a new school year approaches, Illinois teachers deserve to know their rights. That includes the right to join or not join a union, and the right to support or not support union politics as the political season in Illinois heats up. Teachers unions are one of the most powerful lobbying groups...