SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
*** LIVE SESSION COVERAGE ***

Wednesday, Apr 30, 2014

* Without a doubt, this is the best way to keep track of what’s going on as it’s going on

- Posted by Rich Miller        


4 Comments
  1. - Grandson of Man - Wednesday, Apr 30, 14 @ 9:34 am:

    I hope that SB 2682, the union bill, is called for a vote before its deadline tomorrow. It would mandate teaching about labor unions in public schools.

    Indiana, the low-tax haven that the union strippers and anti-tax people brag about, is ranked a measly 38th in per capita income. Texas is ranked 30th. Thanks but no thanks to those models. We’re ranked 15th.

    http://www.indystar.com/story/news/politics/2014/03/26/indianas-per-capita-income-ranks-th-among-states/6934411/


  2. - Ghost - Wednesday, Apr 30, 14 @ 1:08 pm:

    ok who is the advertising dept? I have this image of barton chained up in a closet with the words advertising Dept stenciled on the door….


  3. - Arizona Bob - Wednesday, Apr 30, 14 @ 1:44 pm:

    @grandson
    You’re off on your numbers, grandson. According to the NEA Rankings and Estimates Report-2014, the per capita PERSONAL income in Illinois ranks 18th ($44104) and Texas ranks 26th ($41003). When you factor in the unemployment rate differences between Illinois and Texas, as well as prospects for growth, Texas is a FAR better place for the working man and woman.

    Better to be a well employed person in a “right to work” state than an unemployed union jamoche in a forced unionization state like Illinois!

    I currently work in oil and gas consulting, and Houston is a boom town for that industry, and is on track to make Chicago the “Fourth City” before long. Austin is a high tech Mecca challenging silicon valley. Illinois just has that “high tech” failing Chicago pork boondoggle as a plan. The highly paid jobs are going to Texas in the high tech, energy, and engineering industries. Start taxing the CBOE and you’ll soon lose the financail sector as well. Even Kansas City is becoming more engineering expansive than Chicago right now.

    The future is the Texas way of doing things. The Illinois way is a just like a dinosaur struggling its way down in the tar pits. Springfield is just a vulture picking at the bones as the dinosaur state sinks.

    The sooner Illinoisans figure this out, the sooner they’ll be able to rebuild this state, and maybe do it the right way this time.


  4. - Arizona Bob - Wednesday, Apr 30, 14 @ 1:50 pm:

    It’ll be interesting to see how this “labor education” will be enacted. Will it include the way that public education unionism led to increasing pension liabilities unnecessarily to such levels that led to the financial destitution of the state?

    Will teachers be telling students how its fair that even the most incompetent staff are making six figure salaries for nine months work in their high schools, even though any measure of “comparable worth” with other professionals would have them paid about half that amount?

    Will they go into how union greed drove businesses like US Steel, Crane Co (used to employ my Dad and about 10,000 other people at 43rd and Kedzie)and Hostess out of the state?

    Something tells me that we’ll see quite a bit of “revisionist” labor history in Illinois public schools.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Slightly redacted
* About that new ad...
* You can't go without an invite
* Beware the reformers
* *** UPDATED x1 - IEA backs Mitchell *** CTU breaks with organized labor on Christian Mitchell race
* AFSCME responds point by point
* Rauner claims he will offer "more compromises" at leaders' meeting
* #FundEIU
* At least our primary is in March
* *** UPDATED x1 - SEIU sends "cease and desist" letter *** Rate the new Dunkin and Schimpf ads
* Question of the day
* Museum to reopen soon, as long as MJM goes along
* "I cannot understand why union members would not love that"
* Poe again opposes McCann in GOP primary
* Behind the HQ PR pops
* If at first you don't succeed...
* Remember this quote
* Everyone failed Laquan McDonald
* He hasn't seen anything like this
* State owes top three medical providers $111 million
* Edgar bucks Rauner, endorses Acklin
* Another clue?
* *** UPDATED x1 - Alleged Kirk meeting "never occurred" *** And you think Rahm has troubles?
* Chaos is a feature, not a bug
* Our elected officials need to tell us: do you support the Chicago Teacher’s Union’s contract rejection?
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............

...............


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

  
* Samsung scuttles S7 Edge+ in UK
* Samsung patent for a foldable S Pen kickstand uncovered
* Apple CEO Tim Cook can’t take a good picture with his iPhone
* Link Bubble brings ad blocker, tracking protection feature
* Chromer update brings webheads, favorite sharing app, dynamic tool bar
* Samsung may keep the Galaxy S7 “Always On” with its own ambient notifications
* T-Mobile could start sales of the affordable Windows 10 Mobile Alcatel Onetouch Fierce XL this week

* 7 White Sox who could use a rebound season
* This week in sabermetrics: The screwball, Mark Buehrle, and launch ...
* 2016 Fantasy Player Preview
* ALL TIME SSS POST AND REC TOTALS
* White Sox Minor Leaguer Shearrow suspended
* Spring not far away as truck heads to Arizona
* This week in White Sox: Sun sets on Andre Ethier rumor

...............


Main Menu
Home
Illinois
YouTube
Pundit rankings
Obama
Subscriber Content
Durbin
Burris
Blagojevich Trial
Advertising
Updated Posts
Polls

Archives
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005

Syndication

RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0
WordPress

Loading


* Local State Leaders Hope For Solutions In Gover.....
* Letter: Once collective bargaining is gone, it .....
* Rauner tells Wheeling leaders: Illinois should .....
* Travis Campaign Calls Mitchell A 'Rauner Democr.....
* Rauner's efforts to tame budget need support - .....
* Chicago State University Students Protest Again.....
* Rauner: Illinois State Museum may open with its.....
* Illinois State Museum could reopen soon but Chi.....


* Eastern Illinois University announces layoffs, furloughs
* Chicago State students, faculty protest budget impasse
* Democrats vying for US Senate talk up experience, background
* Drew Peterson murder-for-hire trial again postponed
* Illinois State Museum says it has reached deal to reopen
* Public can't attend Obama's speech at Illinois House
* Report: Police program helped man who prostituted teen
* College-accrediting agency sends warning amid budget impasse
* 3 teens arrested after pursuit in stolen vehicle in Rockford
* EXCHANGE: Little Free Library keeps kids reading

* Obama looking forward to fun visit, his spokesman says
* Illinois State Museum could reopen within weeks if changes approved, DNR director says
* Some neighboring state museums surviving without admission fee
* College-accrediting agency sends warning amid budget impasse
* Democrats vying for U.S. Senate talk up experience, background
* School funding overhaul again faces long odds in legislature
* School funding overhaul again faces long odds at Statehouse
* AFSCME reviews legal options in wake of member survey
* School funding overhaul again faces long odds
* Statehouse Insider: Three days until President Obama turns Illinois around

* Chicago teen's death shines light on police code of silence
* Five things to know about U of C Medicine's trauma center reversal
* Apollo Education to be taken private in $1.1 billion deal
* Sparton Corp. CEO departs after activist shareholder complaints
* Sparton CEO departs after activist shareholder complaints


* Rahm to propose plan to boost women, minority work on city projects
* Chicago State University students protest state budget impasse
* Preckwinkle: Layoffs loom unless legislators pass state budget
* Rauner tells Wheeling leaders: Illinois should aim ‘to be average’
* Can you identify this Blackhawks star?
* Sweet: Obama won’t be ‘back-seat driver’ in Springfield
* Brown: Downstate voters get early start on election
* Aldermen reluctantly OK $3.1M for immigrants denied CPD jobs
* State house race pits Dunkin vs. Stratton, Rauner vs. Madigan
* Say hello to Chicagoan’s Adele impression on new TV show


* Metra: Cause of Monday derailment unknown
* Police: 2 accused of injuring paramedics in Printers Row
* School district agrees to pay $273K to lawyer who sued over big bleachers
* Man sentenced to 2 life sentences in 2009 spree killings of 2
* Anonymous donors pledge $450,000 in effort to save Woodlawn church
* Beach Park man charged with DUI in crash with squad car
* 1 killed, 1 injured in shootings
* Aurora man charged with DUI after hitting police car
* Wilmette police, paramedics rescue woman pinned under car
* Aurora man charged with theft after photo booth camera takes his picture


* Obama looking forward to fun visit, his spokesman says
* Illinois State Museum could reopen within weeks if changes approved, DNR director says
* Some neighboring state museums surviving without admission fee
* College-accrediting agency sends warning amid budget impasse
* Democrats vying for U.S. Senate talk up experience, background
* School funding overhaul again faces long odds in legislature
* U.S. Rep. John Shimkus: Come visit Galatia, Mr. President
* School funding overhaul again faces long odds at Statehouse
* AFSCME reviews legal options in wake of member survey
* School funding overhaul again faces long odds


* PODCAST: News Gazette Sports Page 02-08-16
* Rantoul man sentenced to 6 years for aggravated battery to a child
* Police: Watch out for slick roads
* African American Hall of Fame Museum ball will be Feb. 27
* Updated: menorah vandalized again (w/video)
* Turner on Whitman: 'He loves Illinois'
* 'Not too many great ads' from Super Bowl 50
* Journal Star Photos of the Month: January 2016
* Blizzard Warnings in the upper Midwest
* 02-08-16 Monday Morning Quarterbacks


* Images: Plano vs. Aurora Central Catholic, boys basketball
* Rozner: Denver pass rush great reminder for Bears
* Record $132.5M bet on Super Bowl at Nevada sports books
* 2015 sets record for most shark attacks, with 98 worldwide
* Budweiser didn't pay for Manning's post-Super Bowl shout out

* House lawmakers overcome hurdle on key tra...
* Rodney Davis talks funding with Bloomingto...
* The agency that fought Illiana gets a new ...
* Rep. Dold takes educational cruise down Ch...
* Lawmakers decry high turnover rate of VA h...
* CBD Oil, and politics
* Simon considering state Senate bid
* Killer Congressman Tom MacArthur trying to...
* Shutdown? State may not notice
* Rep. Bob Dold

* Clinton Hires Dick Durbin Staffer To Lead ......
* Dem Senator Blames Indiana Gun Shows for C......

* Duckworth focuses on Kirk as rivals trade ......
* Illinois' Democratic U.S. Senate candidate......

* Travis Campaign Calls Mitchell A 'Rauner Democrat' In 26th District Race
* U.S. Economy Added 151,000 Jobs In January, Unemployment Rate Dips To 4.9%
* Chicago State University Students Protest Against Illinois Budget Stalemate (VIDEO)
* Open letters
* We get letters.
* Quotes of the weird quiz.
* Tree-mendous Changes At Buena Park Circle
* Joliet Police Department To Get 50 New Tasers
* Jay Travis Gets Endorsements From U.S. Rep. Danny Davis, Aldermen
* Morning Minute: Get ready for tax time with these deductions for homeowners


* Emergency Management Officials, National Weather Service Encourage Winter Preparedness - November is Winter Weather Preparedness Month in Illinois
* Keep Your Family Safe This Winter - November through February are leading months for carbon monoxide related incidents
* Governor Takes Bill Action
* Illinois Department of Labor Director Hugo Chaviano Awards Governor’s Award for Contributions in Health and Safety to the Illinois Refining Division of Marathon Petroleum Company LP
* State Regulator Elected Treasurer of Interstate Medical Licensure Compact




Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller