Category Archives: Union
State lawmakers were wrong to freeze their own pay between 2009 and 2016, said a Cook County judge who ruled in favor of two former state senators who want their back pay. On July 2, Cook County Circuit Judge Franklin … Continue reading →
Every U.S. Census since 1850 Asked About Citizenship Status Until Obama Administration Removed That Question.
There’s a lot of whining by various factions of the U.S. media, because the Presidential Administration wishes to reinstate that the 2020 U.S. Census would ask about Citizenship-Immigration status. What they don’t tell you, is that the Citizenship question has … Continue reading →
People are leaving Illinois in droves. Republicans blame the state’s high taxes and its unfunded pension liability, which tops $130 billion. Democrats believe it’s the state’s lack of investment in education and infrastructure. One thing is certain: Illinois’ population has … Continue reading →
According to the CDC, more than 3.6 million middle and high school students used e-cigarettes over a 30-day span in 2018. That figure includes 4.9% of middle schoolers 20.8% of high schoolers. See the Leyden High School presentation on “vaping”.
The marijuana industry is expected to generate thousands of high-wage jobs in Illinois over the next decade, and there’s a strong chance cannabis growers and sellers will be hiring union labor. Legislation (H.B. 1438) legalizing cannabis for recreational use Jan. … Continue reading →
Illinois Teacher Pension Costs Continue to Soar After the Current General Assembly Session to Placate the Unions At Taxpayer Costs
Sen. Jim Oberweis compromise plan ignored as teacher pension spiking provision slips through State Sen. Jim Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove) believed he had a gentleman’s agreement with his Democratic counterparts to keep a cap in place that prevented teachers from spiking … Continue reading →
Illinoisans will pay more for gas, vehicle registration, cigarettes and parking after a bipartisan vote for $45 billion in new capital spending.
Are you ready for all the taxes coming out of Springfield this past session!! The Gas Tax Increase and Vehicle Fee Increase Roll Call. See how did your legislator voted. Elections have consequences-Vote the tax hikers out next election !!! … Continue reading →
With details of a recreational marijuana bill ironed out in Springfield, Governor JB Pritzker not only expects to see it on his desk by the end of the month, but has gleefully predicted that Illinoisans could be lighting up by … Continue reading →
Nineteen weeks into 2019, there have already been 15 school shootings in the US in which someone was hurt or killed. Is this a reflection of the educational systems’ failure to identify mental health issues ?
Since we live in the United States, all of us are supposed to be innocent until proven guilty. If Illinois has another governor go to prison, that will really increase our branding problem. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, his wife and … Continue reading →