Union supported bad pension policy

by:  Paul Kersey Illinois Policy Institute As Illinois government pensions continue to deteriorate, union officials argue that they are not to blame; that the fault lies with politicians who failed to fund pensions. For instance, the union pension lobby group “We Are One Illinois” argues that, “[F]or decades, Illinois politicians shorted or skipped the employer […]

Bloomington: More on taxes going to fund churches

by:  Diane Benjamin This is a link to the Packet given to alderman for tonight’s meeting:  http://www.cityblm.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=5206  This issue starts on page 95.  The proposal made by the West Side churches starts on page 97. First, their document is riddled with errors and incomplete sentences.  Somehow moving the YMCA gets into the discussion, even though it […]

Illinois Medicaid expansion? Not so fast!

Much more information to come! YOUR CALL TO ACTION Did the Quinn administration circumvent procurement law on $196 million of Medicaid contracting? Is the administration now engaged in a cover-up? For The Good of Illinois   Medicaid is a quarter of the state government operating budget- the largest program. It serves our most vulnerable citizens: the disadvantaged, […]

Aggregation Bids: Bloomington

by:  Diane Benjamin I finally obtained the bids from Tari Renner.  The Bloomington Freedom of Information Officer was evidently too busy to copy. As previously reported, Bloomington opted for 100% Renewable.  Electricity is not storable, so it is impossible to determine the source of the power.  The turbines East of Bloomington are frequently turned off […]

More on the Global Warming Hoax

Is Roy Spencer the world’s most important scientist? By Norman Rogers Roy Spencer is a climate scientist at the University of Alabama Huntsville who may be the world’s most important scientist.   He has discovered scientific insights and theories that cast great doubt on global warming doctrine.  That doctrine has always been dubious and is often defended by […]