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[25 Jun 2013 | One Comment | ]

n a recent Facebook post, a local chapter of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, or AFSCME, called a government pension transparency initiative by the Illinois Policy Institute “offensive.”
From AFSCME Local 427’s Facebook page:
Bills Amended to Address AFSCME Concerns
Assault on State Retiree Privacy (HB 1040 – Rep. Tryon/Sen. Althoff)
This bill establishes the Chief Information Officer Act which does not directly impact AFSCME members. However, in earlier drafts the Illinois Policy Institute sought to include language that would require the State to create a searchable database to allow anyone to …

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[27 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]

I recently heard your June 8 interview on Cities 92.9, where you discussed the end of this year’s legislative session. Sadly, you left many listeners misinformed.

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[25 May 2012 | No Comment | ]

From Illinois Policy Institute – SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (May 25, 2012) – Late Thursday, Illinois lawmakers approved legislation that would implement ObamaCare two years ahead of schedule in Cook County. Sixteen Republican lawmakers voted for the ObamaCare…

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[24 May 2012 | No Comment | ]

By Kristina Rasmussen, Illinois Policy Institute You are making a difference, but we’re not done yet. Phones at the statehouse have been ringing off the hook since we alerted you last week to mischief in Springfield regarding plans to hike…

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[18 May 2012 | No Comment | ]

By John Tillman, CEO of Illinois Policy Institute – Every now and then you find out whether leaders and legislators are truly for reform or whether they simply use the concept to advance electoral imperatives. The upcoming votes on Medicaid,…

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[18 May 2012 | No Comment | ]

by Jonathan Ingram In February, Gov. Pat Quinn told lawmakers that to rescue Illinois’ Medicaid program, the state would need to “reduce expenditures in the program by $2.7 billion” for fiscal year 2013. But so far, neither Quinn nor lawmakers…

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[10 May 2012 | No Comment | ]

llinois has fallen behind its neighbors in offering alternatives to students outside major population centers. All children deserve the chance at a brighter future with schools that work best for them. Where choice in education is available, parents re…

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[5 Apr 2012 | No Comment | ]

from the Illinois Policy Institute – Please join the free livestream webcast of the Illinois Policy Institute’s Liberty Speaker Series featuring Juan Williams Thursday, April 5th at 6 p.m. CT. The event is sold out, so we’ve decided to open…

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[13 Jan 2012 | No Comment | ]

By Illinois Policy Institute – Thursday, Sen. Christine Radogno, Rep. Tom Cross and John Tillman, CEO of the Illinois Policy Institute, held a press conference on the one year anniversary of Illinois’ largest income tax hike. Tillman presented with Radogno…

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[16 Nov 2011 | No Comment | ]

by Kristina Rasmussen, Illinois Policy Institute Faced with a $315 million budget shortfall, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle proposed serious changes to how county officials spend taxpayers’ money. She’s challenging the public employee union bosses to come to the…