You may have read a news story or two about the latest blistering report from New York-based S&P Global Ratings about Illinois' fiscal and economic woes.
But it's far more brutal than anything reported by the media and it pretty obviously lays the blame for much of the morass at Gov. Bruce Rauner's doorstep while calling on legislators to assert "governing control." Monday, February 13, 2017
The latest Illinois credit rating downgrade from Fitch Ratings is chock full of phrases that could be used in the next campaign cycle against the governor and other incumbents. Monday, February 6, 2017
Question the timing all you want, but last week's legal filing by Attorney General Lisa Madigan to stop paying state employee wages without an official appropriation is long overdue and is completely consistent with a 2016 Illinois Supreme Court ruling and with her (and the governor's) opposition to a similar lawsuit brought by social service providers. Monday, January 30, 2017
On a fairly regular basis back in the day, state Sen. Barack Obama would walk up to the Senate press box and bum cigarettes off me. That was when people could smoke in the Senate chambers and back when both of us smoked. Monday, January 23, 2017
If I had to choose a word to describe the Democrats' nominating speeches for House Speaker Michael Madigan's re-election last week, it would be either "defensive" or perhaps "joyless." Monday, January 16, 2017