Balancing the State Budget Without Tax Hikes

IPI 2010 budget cover

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Required Reading

When Quinn came to the rescue of a s(t)inking state budget by throwing us all an anchor, he was quick to demand that any naysayers provide a complete alternate solution.

The Illinois Policy Institute has done exactly that. All that’s required is the will, the moral and ethical fiber, and leadership.

In other news, in a bipartisan effort of will, moral and ethical fiber, and leadership, the Illinois House voted for expanded internet horse race gambling.  More on that later.

NOTE: Still mainly writing over at, but right now Elaine Johnson  just put up an editorial on the increasingly odd behavior of our high school Board of Education (CHSD99), and I don’t want to bump it.  I’ll dump it further down the page if I can.


DGreport “I’m In”

We’ve all read Elaine’s DGreport now for over two years, and recently she asked us if we might help her out for a while. I said yes, so I’ll be posting over there for at least a bit.

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RLC: Westmont Rings The Register

One intersection, six weeks = 542 violations, $54,000.

Mostly for right turn on red.  Once Westmont gets the nod from state and county, two more will go in at intersections controlled by the state (Ogden?) or the county.

Play Budget Hero


Can you do what the federal government can’t?

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