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Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011 10:33 pm
Last year, the state Senate Republicans tested anti-tax messages in their campaigns without much success. While almost all Senate Democrats had voted for a large income tax hike along with an expansio...
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011 03:50 pm
A few weeks ago, I ran into a fairly high-level Illinois Democrat at a party in Springfield. He said he’d taken my advice and was reading the New York Times’ “Disunion” Civil W...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011 02:37 pm
Way back in 1981, Gov. Jim Thompson got into a fight with the Illinois General Assembly over who should fund the salaries of county state’s attorneys. By law, Illinois was on the hook for two-th...
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2011 01:25 pm
Redistricting is a time for stock-taking; for looking back and looking ahead. State legislators who’ve been around a while are suddenly faced with the often stark reality of signing on for anoth...
Thursday, July 14, 2011 12:15 pm
There are lots of different angles to Gov. Pat Quinn’s highly controversial decision to unilaterally refuse to pay scheduled, contractual pay raises to unionized state employees, so let’s ...
Thursday, July 7, 2011 07:43 am
While Rod Blagojevich’s jury found him guilty on 17 felony counts last week, jurors found him not guilty on one count and deadlocked on two others. Not much has been written about those other co...
Thursday, June 23, 2011 01:31 am
Gov. Pat Quinn was willing to offer up only the tiniest of face-saving possibilities to the Illinois Senate Democrats last week: Drop your budget demands, and we’ll talk about them this fall, bu...


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