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Thursday, May 13, 2010 03:04 pm
One of the things that became crystal clear last week during the Illinois Senate’s debate over a new state budget was that the Democratic legislative leaders have completely broken the budget-ma...
Thursday, May 6, 2010 08:52 pm
I was out with some political buddies the other night and the subject of Bill Brady’s taxes came up.Just about everybody agreed that Brady should never have released his tax returns. All he did ...
Thursday, April 22, 2010 05:29 am
Almost nothing frightens state legislators more than redistricting. The drawing of new legislative district maps after every census causes more bouts of heartburn than just about anything else.Take a ...
Thursday, April 15, 2010 01:12 am
It seems like everywhere you look these days, the Illinois Democrats are getting hammered. Most of the Democratic carnage is self-inflicted, like the Scott Lee Cohen debacle, or the brutal gubernatori...
Thursday, April 1, 2010 02:42 am
In roughly ten and a half hours last week, the House and Senate introduced, debated and passed sweeping pension reform legislation by overwhelming majorities in both chambers. The breadth of the legis...
Thursday, March 25, 2010 01:45 pm
I’m going to tell you right up front that this is a column about the state budget and involves a little math. Wait! Don’t move on to the next story. I know this can get a bit tedious. But ...
Thursday, March 18, 2010 05:59 pm
Like all of the budgets proposed by governors in the past few years, Gov. Pat Quinn’s spending outline last week was an almost complete fantasy.  It has pretty much zero chance of surviving...

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