Illinois has a little less than a year to figure out how not to lose $1 billion.Read More →
By Johnny Kampis | Missouri Watchdog
ST. LOUIS — The tea party is gaining some unlikely allies in its clash with the Internal Revenue Service.
Two U.S. senators, Claire McCaskill of Missouri and Dick Durbin of Illinois, both Democrats, had harsh words Monday over the agency’s special tax scrutiny of conservative groups.
The IRS admitted last week that some employees [...]
By now, parents and homeowners across Illinois have been told taxes would increase should lawmakers require local schools pay for teacher retirements.Read More →
By Benjamin Yount | Illinois Watchdog
SPRINGFIELD — Who should pay the cost of retirement for public school teachers, the state or the district?
On Thursday, House Speaker Mike Madigan, D-Chicago, will host a meeting for Thursday at the Illinois Capitol here to begin discussions on shifting the costs of public pensions to local districts.
“It’s clear the free lunch [...]