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[19 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]

The Illinois chapter of the free market grassroots organization Americans for Prosperity (AFP-IL) today responded to the governor’s budget by offering suggestions on how Governor Quinn could reform state government after six years of corruption.
The group was encouraged that the governor spoke of stimulating the economy by cutting taxes for middle-class families and some businesses. They also support trimming wasteful spending from the budget and reducing government spending by 3 percent from all departments except health, safety, and education.
“Governor Quinn provided much hope in his proposed reform agenda. AFP looks …

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[18 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]

Governor Quinn fully expects to serve briefly as Illinois Governor.  His ‘honest’ insistence to raise Illinois Taxes through the roof of common sense comes from Ralph Martire, who helped Governor Rod R. Blagojevich drive the Bus of State off the Moraine.  Ralph Martire is the head of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability and a professor of economics who has huge Progressive clout in Illinois government going back to Dawn Clark Netsch.  Currently, Ralph Martire has helped Rev./Sen. James Meeks cry out for more school money and pushed the …

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[4 Mar 2009 | 5 Comments | ]

I have written a lot about Roland W. Burris—the petite man with the jumbo ego– since that day in late December when now impeached Gov. Blagojevich made dopes of Democratic leaders locally and nationally by appointing the hapless, shameless Burris to Barack Obama’s vacant Senate seat.
Burris isn’t going anywhere. With  a group of African American ministers and the  Chicago City Council’s Black Caucus threatening white politicians who try to force out the U.S. Senate’s only black member, the flexible spines of Dick Durbin and Pat Quinn—at various times both called …

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[3 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]

Could this be the end of governors appointing senators to serve until the next general election?
The end of the Burris problem?
The end of New York’s dicey blue-dog Democrat problem?
The end of Blagojevichian backroom dealings?
The beginning of real democracy in filling senate vacancies?
A federal lawsuit filed by Tom Geoghegan and former Ald. Marty Oberman six days before the special congressional election in Illinois’ 5th Congressional District may have a local and national impact far beyond the results of the primary.
In essence it says that the Constitution requires special elections to fill …

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[2 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]

It should be noted just as the first act of the New Governor Patrick Quinn
was  to  form a commission.  It figures.  The first bill introduced by
Democrats was a tax hike and the first action of the Gov. Quinn was to form
a commission.  The reform commission will be charged with figuring out how
to reform Illinois politics.
They don’t need commission.  As long as were pouring $60 billion per year
into state government there will be people lining up to steal it.  You want
reform government?  Cut the size and scope of government.  When a …