http://peoriapundit.com/weblog.php He’s migrating and it being funky. But the above should get you to him.
OneMan has the details on one of the funds Blagorgeous wants to tap to close the budget gap. My guess this is dead with the Four Tops deal being worked out–some tapping of funds, but dramatically less. But it is disturbing how little the Guv pays attention to the details.
Errr…Okay, I admit, Light Guv Quinn could be worse. Ligue really is the perfect example of the ridiculous “He dissed me culture” that emphasizes some sort of perceived view of respect having absolutely nothing to do with dignity.
Chris Rhodes brings up a subject near and dear to my heart in discussing environmental concern and the major political parties. He argues that environmental issues should be more consensus oriented instead of R vs. D. Amen, but let me give a bit of history to environmental issues. It isn’t until the late 1960s when […]
The following is from an anonymous reader–I think it is great analysis so pass it along in its entirety: While there is still no official budget deal yet, there is little doubt that House Speaker Mike Madigan will emerge from the legislative session as the big winner, while Governor Blagojevich has been handed a humiliating […]
From the Tari Renner newsletter: On June 10, the group Democratic Leadership for the Twenty-First Century will be holding an event to benefit Renner for Congress in Chicago. The event will take place at Leona’s restaurant in Chicago. Tickets for this event are $30 or $100 to become a sponsor of the event. If you […]
Crain’s piles on today nothing that the Blagorgeous’ plan to layoff 5000 state employees comes despite hiring 1900 employees in the last few months. Critical jobs everyone, I’m sure: his administration has hired a Spanish liaison for the Lottery Because, you know, playing the lottery is pretty critical to assist people with.
The Democratic sponsored version was going down to defeat when it was pulled by the sponsor for a possible second go around later. Capping non-economic damages is probably the way to go–how high of a cap is the difficult question. I’m betting that there is no movement on this issue until after the elections.
OneMan will appreciate this one from the Capitol Fax: BROKEN PROMISES (excerpt) Back when Rod Blagojevich was campaigning for governor, he went on record to slam attempts to tap into the Illinois Fire Prevention Fund as “unconscionable.” The dedicated fund skim bill he now supports would all but empty out the Fire Prevention Fund. He […]
If you count changing who gets the perks from someone else’s friend to your own friends. I don’t think most of us do.
“I was misquoted” Charles Barkely on his autobiography “I read that thing and it kind of irritated me because I don’t speak like that,” Blagojevich said. The Blagorgeous upset about a column under his name. But Greenberg said it was the governor’s office that solicited the magazine to allow the governor to appear in the […]
Simply bad: But the latest survey of 600 registered voters, conducted May 21-24 by Market Shares Corp. of Mt. Prospect, showed his job-approval rating falling below a majority of Illinois voters for the first time in his 16-month tenure. Only 40 percent of voters surveyed now view his performance as governor favorably, while almost as […]
Political Wire has a really interesting post up on how many people are still unfamiliar/undecided with Kerry. This simple fact has set the strategies for the campaign. To attract on-the-fence voters, Kerry is expanding the use of biographical ads to introduce himself, while President Bush is running negative ads to try to define his opponent […]
Daniel from Evanston from Kerry sends me a note that Avis LaVelle has been named the new Illinois Field Director Details over there. I need to get him on the blogroll too!