Belleville, Ill., man who shot at GOP congressional members posted anti-Trump messages on Facebook

By   /  June 14, 2017  /  Illinois  /  1 Comment

A Belleville, Ill., man who reportedly shot at GOP congressional members and staff at a Virginia Park Wednesday morning, wounding five, had a history of supporting Democrats and recently sought the impeachment of President Donald Trump. The suspected shooter has been identified as James T. Hodgkinson III, 66, of Belleville. In a news conference regarding […]

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McCaleb: Pennsylvania pension reform ‘better than doing nothing’

By   /  June 14, 2017  /  Colorado, Commentary, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Opinion, Pennsylvania  /  No Comments

Illinois is home to the worst-funded public pension systems in the United States. A little more than 400 miles to the east, Pennsylvania has the fifth-worst-funded state pension systems in the country. As in Illinois, Pennsylvania has a divided government, though in reverse. A Democrat is in the governor’s mansion in the Keystone State and […]

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McCaleb: Public pensions in some ways mirror Madoff’s Ponzi scheme

By   /  May 25, 2017  /  Colorado, Commentary, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, Ohio, Opinion, Pennsylvania, Pensions, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

“In a world full of lies, the most dangerous ones are those we tell ourselves.”  ― Diana B. Henriques HBO debuted its original movie on Ponzi-schemer Bernie Madoff over the weekend. Based on Henriques’ book “The Wizard of Lies,” the film (and book) tells the chilling tale of Madoff’s fraudulent investment scheme in which more than […]

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Florida in focus: Negotiators nail down $83 billion Florida budget

By   /  May 5, 2017  /  Florida, News, Uncategorized  /  No Comments

Tampa Bay Times: Negotiators nail down $83 billion Florida budget Behind schedule and late in the evening, House and Senate negotiators agreed Thursday to an $83 billion spending plan for the year that begins July 1, setting up a delayed end to the legislative session. The agreement provides for a modest increase in the […]

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