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IPI Releases “Budget Solutions 2013″

March 08, 2012 J

The Illinois Policy Institute released their state budget blueprint, "Budget Solutions 2013: Innovation for Illinois". It lays out recommendations and a pathway for a balanced state budget that allows the Quinn income tax to expire as scheduled.

The plan is a great example of using innovative ideas and approaches to solve the monumental fiscal challenges facing our state. We hope the legislature will adopt many of these recommendations to stop spending money we don't have and make Illinois competitive again.

Quinn Budget Address: No Plans, Little Leadership

February 22, 2012 J

Reacting to Governor Pat Quinn’s Budget Address, Americans for Prosperity Illinois State Director David From put out the following statement:

“Today, Governor Pat Quinn passed on an opportunity to provide real leadership to a state badly in need of it. While the Governor’s cuts are a move in the right direction, the three biggest issues facing the state budget are unfunded pension obligations, soaring Medicaid costs, and $8 billion in overdue bills. He failed to provide any plan to address the main challenges threatening the fiscal health of our state. We did not need a description of the huge problems facing Illinois; we needed leadership from our state’s elected leader.”

Andrew Breitbart Putting Union-Organized Protestors In Their Place

July 01, 2011 J

By: R.J. Moeller

I don't know anyone on the Right who is doing a better job of confronting the radical Left than Andrew Breitbart these days. I cannot overstate how important he is to the conservative movement currently. There are two Breitbart-related hings I wanted to share you today.

First, here is a rousing YouTube clip of Breitbart confronting union-paid protesters outside a conservative event in the Chicago-land area last fall. It speaks for itself.

If Rahm’s Serious, Cuts Are Good Thing

May 17, 2011 J

By: R.J. Moeller

If Mayor Rahm Emanuel is serious about cutting the city of Chicago's budget, then this is a positive development. A step in the Right direction, you might say.


On his first full day in office, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is already tackling the top items on his agenda – including big budget cuts.

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Later this morning, he will also announce a plan to cut $75 million from the city budget. The specific source of the cuts has not been revealed.

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