As state’s finances sink, anti-tax group lets barbs, blame fly

By Thomas Vogel Taxpayers United of America President Jim Tobin called Wednesday for Illinois taxpayers to oust Speaker of the House Michael Madigan in the upcoming March primary. As lawmakers continue to grapple with the state’s pension system, which currently has more than $100 million in underfunded obligations, the TUA released its annual analysis of […]

Governor agrees, but Cullerton responds: “Not my plan”

By Harvard Zhang An unusual state bipartisan move took a turn Thursday as Illinois Democratic Senate President John Cullerton said a pension proposal Republican Governor Bruce Rauner attributed to him and endorsed was not what they talked about and didn’t have his support. Sen. Cullerton declared that he and the governor still have “fundamental disagreement” over the role […]