Capitol Fax.com - Your Illinois News Radar » Special stipend for state school chief
SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
Special stipend for state school chief

Thursday, Jul 9, 2015

* The Chicago Tribune has uncovered a unique stipend for state school Superintendent Tony Smith

Smith, a recent transplant from California who was Rauner’s choice for state school superintendent, by law was placed in the Tier II [state pension] plan, just like most educators hired after Jan. 1, 2011.

State Board of Education spokesman Matt Vanover said Smith’s exact stipend has not been calculated, but it is intended to match retirement benefits provided to his predecessor, who was a member of the more generous Tier I plan of the Teachers’ Retirement System of the State of Illinois, known as TRS.

“The board … decided to structure the contract so that the payment to Dr. Smith would be the same amount as if he were a Tier 1 employee,” Vanover said in an email to the Tribune.

Such a stipend came as a surprise to Steve Grossman, president of the Skokie-based North Suburban Teachers Union as well as a member of the state’s Teacher Recruiting and Retention Task Force, which is examining the Tier II plan and its effects on the education workforce.

Already, Tier II educators “feel like they’re being treated as second class citizens,” Grossman said.

Discuss.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

50 Comments
  1. - CharlieKratos - Thursday, Jul 9, 15 @ 8:47 am:

    Hypocrisy as a governing strategy. Interesting approach.


  2. - Anonymous - Thursday, Jul 9, 15 @ 8:47 am:

    Remember, it’s only corrupt when it’s “other” people.


  3. - AnonymousOne - Thursday, Jul 9, 15 @ 8:48 am:

    Special rules for special people…..Rauner will take care of those deemed “worthy.” No hypocrisy in that, is there?


  4. - PublicServant - Thursday, Jul 9, 15 @ 8:50 am:

    You’re my bud, so you get the equivalent of Tier 1 benefits even though you began work for the state after tier 2 for “everyone” went into effect, because we know tier2 bennie’s are pathetic, so, you, my superstar, get the old bennie level.


  5. - No Longer A Lurker - Thursday, Jul 9, 15 @ 8:52 am:

    If Tier II is good enough for all the other new hires why isn’t it good enough for Smith? Unbelievable.


  6. - Juvenal - Thursday, Jul 9, 15 @ 8:52 am:

    Wow, StatehouseChick.

    Something to say about THIS on your editorial page, right?


  7. - Ducky LaMoore - Thursday, Jul 9, 15 @ 8:53 am:

    committee of the whole, anyone?


  8. - Bulldog58 - Thursday, Jul 9, 15 @ 8:54 am:

    It doesn’t help that this is ‘outed’ the morning after Rauner dumps a 500 page pension reform proposal that cuts benefits into the mix.


  9. - Stones - Thursday, Jul 9, 15 @ 8:55 am:

    The Rauner crew’s actions speak louder than the rhetoric.

    BTW, I wouldn’t call Tony Smith a “superstar” hire. He left Oakland, CA under less than favorable circumstances.


  10. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jul 9, 15 @ 8:55 am:

    At least Smith didn’t have to call Arne Duncan after not “qualifying”…

    Does it make it more difficult to “sell” that Tier II is ok when the Governor’s appointee gets special treatment go forgo Tier II?

    The other side is if the predecessor was Tier I, why not have the new appointee as close to that tier if you can’t put them there?

    For me, weighing to predecessor precedent, but the “hidden” aspect, it could’ve been handled better. Not “great” optics.

    @TribTowerChick - read my column how I’m mad about uncovering a Rauner non-story, oh, and blame Madigan for it too #ReadEditorialsSkipRealNews


  11. - Joe M - Thursday, Jul 9, 15 @ 8:57 am:

    I hope the teacher’s unions highlight this and don’t let up - especially if Rauner tries to push his new pension ideas. A General Assembly hearing might be in order too.


  12. - JS Mill - Thursday, Jul 9, 15 @ 8:57 am:

    I am just dyin’ to here the explanation from the governor or his team on this one. Incredible hypocrisy. There is no excuse, especially since this had to be “discovered” and wasn’t explained upfront. A new low.


  13. - Downstate GOP Faithless - Thursday, Jul 9, 15 @ 9:01 am:

    It seems with each passing day, Gov. Rauner is acting more like the long time inside guy. I don’t have an issue with that so much, except that you can’t play outsider and do these things.


  14. - GA Watcher - Thursday, Jul 9, 15 @ 9:02 am:

    I can already hear the response: we’ll soon see that this additional stipend will be worth every penny as we witness Mr. Smith exhibit the superstar qualities he brings to his position.


  15. - Luggie - Thursday, Jul 9, 15 @ 9:05 am:

    Another example of how the Rauner administration’s governing philosophy is firmly based on classism. Different rules apply depending on what class they determine you belong in.


  16. - Juvenal - Thursday, Jul 9, 15 @ 9:07 am:

    Let’s not forget, StateHouseChick:

    This guy was hired without a national search, the only candidate considered and interviewed based on Rauner’s recommendation.


  17. - Anonymous - Thursday, Jul 9, 15 @ 9:08 am:

    “All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.” The thought process of Governor Rauner.


  18. - Anonymous - Thursday, Jul 9, 15 @ 9:11 am:

    Isn’t the point of Tier II the reality that pension benefits of the past 50 years are unaffordable and cannot be given anymore.
    So what makes him special?


  19. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jul 9, 15 @ 9:11 am:

    @TribTowerChick - tired of waste in national searches for qualified people? Me too. Rauner made me a believer #RaunerCronyismIsACrock


  20. - VanillaMan - Thursday, Jul 9, 15 @ 9:12 am:

    The Administration discovered that its policies don’t work, but instead of facing the facts and changing, decides to work around their own policies and then pretend that they do.

    It is beyond hypocrisy. It is maladministration on many levels.


  21. - Aldyth - Thursday, Jul 9, 15 @ 9:13 am:

    Do as I say, not as I do.


  22. - Name/Nickname/Anon - Thursday, Jul 9, 15 @ 9:13 am:

    Is he paying the additional contributions that he would have to pay if he were Tier 1?


  23. - Anonymous - Thursday, Jul 9, 15 @ 9:19 am:

    According to Tribune, he isn’t even paying into TRS, ISBE is paying it for him.


  24. - slow down - Thursday, Jul 9, 15 @ 9:21 am:

    This tells you all you need to know about the Rauner administration. They will do everything they can to lower the wages and benefits of the working class people of this state in the name of making the state more competitive for business, all the while taking care of themselves for gracing us with their presence in state government.


  25. - Concerned Observer - Thursday, Jul 9, 15 @ 9:22 am:

    Charlie Pierce has it right. Today’s “Republicans” can be summed up in four words:

    “I Got Mine, Jack.”


  26. - thunderspirit - Thursday, Jul 9, 15 @ 9:24 am:

    In the words of Claude Rains: I’m shocked — SHOCKED — to find that gambling is going on in this establishment.


  27. - Norseman - Thursday, Jul 9, 15 @ 9:25 am:

    The hypocrisy has been well addressed by others. I’m curious as to how they end up calculating this stipend.

    To JS Mill, I suspect the answer to your question is that they will say Smith is a superstar who is doing battle with the corrupt union bosses intent on protecting the political class who are bilking the taxpayers. So it’s ok to charge the taxpayers with an extra stipend that we’ll deny ordinary state workers.


  28. - vole - Thursday, Jul 9, 15 @ 9:29 am:

    bu … bu … but … exceptional people deserve exceptional pay and benefits! Just how Rauner, Inc. works.


  29. - JS Mill - Thursday, Jul 9, 15 @ 9:29 am:

    @OW- if I read your first post correctly, you are ok with Smith’s package being tied to his predecessors? I think that’s works fine (not great) except for pensions. His boss has railed against pensions and made reducing pensions a key point. He failed to get in front of this issue for good reason/s.

    1- it is grossly hypocritical

    2- foolishly naive.

    If Tier 2 is good enough for everyone else it should be ok for Big Tony. Leadership by example.


  30. - Piasa - Thursday, Jul 9, 15 @ 9:31 am:

    Self-perception is everything to these folks. What others percieve is irrelevant.


  31. - @MisterJayEm - Thursday, Jul 9, 15 @ 9:33 am:

    Looks like the kind of insider cronyism that we’d expect from the corrupt leadership of Greece or Puerto Rico — right, @StatehouseChick? #GreeceRaunerRico

    – MrJM


  32. - Say It Ain't So!! - Thursday, Jul 9, 15 @ 9:37 am:

    Someone needs to check to see if any other of Rauner’s Superstars are getting these kind of deals.


  33. - OJ - Thursday, Jul 9, 15 @ 9:41 am:

    Many predicted that the lack of uniformity in retirement benefits would lead to labor strife. I believe California had a 2 Tier system until it imploded. If the boss can get a pay bump, why can’t everyone else?


  34. - Cassandra - Thursday, Jul 9, 15 @ 9:41 am:

    Deeply annoying, but…is he going to be around long enough to vest in the state’s pension plan? I thought these state govt ceo types came and went rather quickly so maybe Rauner is thinking of this more like a private sector hire.


  35. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Jul 9, 15 @ 9:42 am:

    - JS Mill -,

    You read correctly, and your own 2 choices are probably a fair assessment.

    I don’t condone, nor do I find the manner this was handled even remotely acceptable in the optics of just blatent gross hypocrisy.

    Where the Rauner Crew continues to fail is setting the table of “A or B”, just like yesterday. “This or that”.

    It’s not that the “deal” is so blatently hypocritical, it’s the hypocrisy of “hoping” no one finds out. For me, in this very narrow and specific instance, this is another if the “coverup worse than the crime”

    Further, “own it”, and make the case; “We, as an administration, for this position, are going to go about benefits that are as close as they were in with the previous appointee.”.

    Ok, I can “live” with that, even with the hypocrisy, because of the precedent. Not great, but ok. But, don’t “mask” your choices, to have it discovered as an obvious skirting of your own narrative.

    With respect, hope that helps.


  36. - walker - Thursday, Jul 9, 15 @ 9:45 am:

    So Tier 1 pension benefits are considered part of the compensation standard to be met for all new Rauner hires? How on earth do we make progress by maintaining such retro standards?

    Another case where the education career world exists in another universe.


  37. - Norseman - Thursday, Jul 9, 15 @ 9:58 am:

    === I believe California had a 2 Tier system until it imploded. ===

    Source please? I follow several public pension and government management sites and I’ve not seen anything like you’ve described. I have seen articles discussing how CA got out of its budget problems by making pension changes for new employees, RAISING REVENUE and making cuts.


  38. - Just Me - Thursday, Jul 9, 15 @ 10:37 am:

    Not good for the Governor’s team, not good. Agency heads are not your CEO-pals who get huge compensation packages. They get good packages, but need to be consistent with the law and the spirit of the law. I hope Team Rauner doesn’t try to twist themselves into a justification here and instead just says, “The Governor was unaware of this arrangement, he’ll be speaking to the Chairman about it later today.”


  39. - Anyone Remember - Thursday, Jul 9, 15 @ 10:40 am:

    History repeats itself.

    http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1994-12-17/news/9412170033_1_tollway-pension-plan-toll-authority


  40. - Newdealer - Thursday, Jul 9, 15 @ 10:43 am:

    After much thought Gov. Rauner decided he liked his government stirred, not shaken.


  41. - Wordslinger - Thursday, Jul 9, 15 @ 10:47 am:

    If this guy is such a superstar that he rates special treatment, why does the governor need that other big money education superstar squirreled away on the DHS budget?


  42. - Sue - Thursday, Jul 9, 15 @ 11:40 am:

    Although I strongly am supportive of the Governors-this was just STUPID. Roll back the stipend or get the superintendent to resign


  43. - Former Merit Comp Slave - Thursday, Jul 9, 15 @ 12:03 pm:

    That will do a lot for the governor’s crumbling creds


  44. - Chicago 20 - Thursday, Jul 9, 15 @ 12:07 pm:

    Rauner is the epitome of an insider.

    Take a look at the back loaded MPEA debt that Rauner signed off on while he was on the MPEA Board.

    Then see that it was Rauner who is responsible for hiring Don Welsh for over $500,000 a year.

    Don Welsh just spent over $5 million on the recent 2015 NFL Draft.

    The 2015 NFL Draft had an impact on the hotel occupancy in Chicago with a .7% increase or 258 additional room nights sold for the month, when compared to the 2013 numbers.

    Chicago’s share of the hotel tax for those rooms amounts to $2,885.

    When Bruce Rauner was the Chairman of Choose Chicago he couldn’t spend enough money on tourism.

    According to Bruce Rauner it was an investment.

    “A dollar more spent by the city on marketing today generates two dollars back in city tax revenues within nine months,” Mr. Rauner said in an interview. “Not many investments double in nine months.”

    Rauner couldn’t be wronger.


  45. - D.P.Gumby - Thursday, Jul 9, 15 @ 12:16 pm:

    So it was too much work to do an Amend. Veto for all state employees, but not too much work to do a “unique stipend” to create a Tier I pension for one state employee. Got it.


  46. - anon - Thursday, Jul 9, 15 @ 1:40 pm:

    lets not forget that he is being paid more than his predecessor from an alternative budget!


  47. - Jasper - Thursday, Jul 9, 15 @ 3:04 pm:

    FOUL!!!!!!!!!!!


  48. - Emily Booth - Thursday, Jul 9, 15 @ 3:41 pm:

    dysfunctional dysfunctional dysfunctional


  49. - special state employee - Thursday, Jul 9, 15 @ 7:17 pm:

    ISBE rank and file employees have had no raises, COLAs or step increases in at least 7 years. Almost everyone hired at ISBE is currently brought in at the lowest step, and many are struggling financially on what they are paid. They are paid below the starting salary of most first year teachers with a bachelors degree. They have also been without a contract for two years. Some of the senior management, however, have received bonuses in the tens of thousands of dollars since Rauner took office. The needs of students are of the least of concern in the current culture of ISBE.


  50. - Courser - Thursday, Jul 9, 15 @ 8:23 pm:

    I wish that the governor would explain how this is different than the “corrupt bargain” that he claims the unions have been engaged for decades. Cronyism is alive and well and, as many headlines from the past several years will attest, the administration at the State Board of Education is certainly among the most corrupt in the state.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Konkol out at Chicago Reader after "tumultuous ten days"
* Madigan asks Bustos, Mendoza and Ammons to "develop a plan for elevating the status of women in the party"
* Saturday quick hits: Mendoza wants Quincy veterans moved; Biss and Raoul report big bucks; Reader cover fallout intensifies
* Reader comments closed for the holiday weekend and some late news updates
* Question of the day
* Kennedy wows Daily Herald
* The perils of sticking too closely to talking points
* Fitch warns another Illinois stalemate could trigger rating downgrade
* More ads than you can shake a stick at: Rauner, Ruiz, Rotering, Quigley, Proft and Clark
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Latest Quincy Legionnaires’ case was Rauner's State of the State guest
* Ives release new ad, endorsed by Susan B. Anthony List, slams Trib endorsement of Rauner
* *** UPDATED x1 - Drury responds *** Appellate court rules unanimously that Drury should appear on AG ballot
* Rep. Feigenholtz files bills "to give strength to more victims"
* *** UPDATED x1 *** Kennedy again dismisses workers' comp as an issue
* Pritzker goes after Biss' "middle-class governor" claim, also airs ad featuring Stratton
* Will Gov. Rauner's cost-shift help wealthier schools and hurt poor districts?
* Biss airs new "middle-class governor" ad
* "Men and women who once were quasi-normal human beings become alien life forms"
* Lipinski wants IRS probe of Illinois Policy Institute leaders
* Surprise! Tribune endorses Bruce Rauner
* SUBSCRIBERS ONLY - Today's edition of Capitol Fax (use all CAPS in password)
* *** UPDATED x2 - Brown: "We are not involved" *** Alaina Hampton sends cease and desist letter; Kevin Quinn arrested for violating protection order
* Yesterday's stories

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

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

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

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

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

...............
<


Loading


* Madigan says he's taking steps to end harassmen.....
* Top Illinois Dem Caught Up in Sexual Harassment.....
* Tom Kacich: Pension-cost shift a ‘nonstarter’ f.....
* Sen. Duckworth still breaking barriers, and she.....
* Michael Madigan could survive sexual harassment.....
* Madigan says he's taking steps to end harassmen.....


* Northwestern celebrates 50th anniversary of student sit-in
* NHL condemns fans chanting racial taunt against black player
* Midwest scientists help endangered Mexican wolf population
* Man arrested after breaching security at Illinois airport
* 1 person injured in fire on 52nd floor of Chicago tower
* SIU gets 115-pound black carp specimen for further study
* Prosecutors say Chicago gets 1st cryptocurrency case
* Northern Indiana commuter line gets funding recommendations
* EXCHANGE: Retired teachers give students extra help
* EXCHANGE: Son's death spurs Canton mom to join opioid fight

* Opponents: Rauner insurance changes would hurt state workers, retired teachers
* Can middle-class candidate Daniel Biss defeat millionaires in Illinois?
* Speaker Madigan: 'I take responsibility' for not doing enough on sexual harassment issue
* Former Lanphier player among the latest Legionnaires' cases in Quincy
* Former Lanphier player among the latest Legionnaire's cases in Quincy
* 2016 report put Quincy veterans' home plumbing fix at $8M
* Appellate court rules Drury can stay on March primary ballot
* Former Lanphier star among the latest Legionnaire's cases in Quincy
* Ousted Madigan ally accused of violating protective order in different case
* Another new case of Legionnaires' disease reported in Quincy

* Like our roundup? Share it around.
* Half-hour to Cleveland by hyperloop?
* How did MetLife lose track of thousands of pension clients?
* This Chicago law firm has the rights stuff
* U of C to host Clinton Foundation event


* 1,000 years ago, Illinois had the largest city in what would become the U.S.
* Police: String of garage burglaries reported on Northwest Side
* NHL condemns ‘unacceptable, reprehensible behavior’ of ejected Blackhawks fans
* Volunteer expo acts as ‘matchmaking venture’ for Chicagoans, nonprofits
* Man shot in Little Village after being asked about gang affiliation
* Police: 3 garage burglaries reported this month on Near West Side.
* ‘Black Panther’ blows away box office with $192M weekend
* The enemy is at our gates. What is the president doing about it?
* Police: 2 burglaries reported this month at Near West Side cellphone store
* No one injured in fire at Red Robin restaurant in Orland Park


* In Englewood, cherished Abe Lincoln statue is broken, vanishes then resurfaces
* NHL commissioner Gary Bettman condemns fans for directing racial taunts at Capitals player
* A Schaumburg cop was accused of helping run a drug ring. Why the case fell apart the day of his trial remains a mystery
* Lyric revival of Mozart's romantic comedy 'Cosi FanTutte' touches the heart
* LINDA C. BLACK HOROSCOPES for 2/18/18
* Brandon Morrow's injury-plagued odyssey led him to role of Cubs closer
* Pour-your-own bars could face additional restrictions in Naperville
* Russia: 5 dead in church shooting; police kill suspect
* Fire damages Red Robin restaurant in Orland Park
* Florida suspect's red flags weren't enough to stop gun buy


» Mourners: Slain Chicago Officer Was 'One Of The Good Guys'
» Madigan Says He's Taking Steps To End Harassment, Abuse
» 2016 Report Put Quincy Plumbing Fix At $8M
» State Week: Governor Rauner Presents His Budget
» Rauner Budget Doesn’t Use 'Pixie Dust,' But It’s Fanciful Nonetheless
» Dem Candidates Dissatisfied With Madigan's Response To Sexual Harrassment Claims
» 10 Years After NIU, Shooting Survivor Reflects On Florida Tragedy
» Prosecutor: Slain Police Commander Was Shot 6 Times
» Cubs First Baseman Rizzo Travels To Florida To Offer Support
» Women Rising: The Push For Gender Parity In State Government


* Bernard Schoenburg: 3 years later, Rauner tells similar incomplete story
* Statehouse Insider: Don't spend that tax cut all at once
* Andy Shaw: Basic responsibilities in a democracy
* Lincoln Land Community College: Come see us at Campus Visit Day tomorrow
* Opponents: Rauner insurance changes would hurt state workers, retired teachers
* Can middle-class candidate Daniel Biss defeat millionaires in Illinois?
* Speaker Madigan: 'I take responsibility' for not doing enough on sexual harassment issue
* Former Lanphier player among the latest Legionnaires' cases in Quincy
* Heidi Stevens: I knew slain Chicago cop, and he was as wonderful as people are saying
* Ed Rogers: The so-called GOP-FBI split is a Democratic fantasy


* LIVE! Nebraska
* Two police cars struck by passing motorists during separate traffic stops
* Suspects arrested after 'shoot-out' with East St. Louis Police
* No timeline given for test results in Chester Legionnaires' diagnosis
* Treasurer assumes payroll duties in Saline County in spite of protests from county clerk
* Illinois 200: Illinois has embraced its role as the Land of Lincoln
* SIU president: Plenty to worry about in governor's budget proposal
* Women for Change Carbondale is challenging registered voters in an effort to up turnout
* PFOP: Professor June Rose Colby lived ‘life of the mind’
* On The Town: CU's Got Talent


* Democrats, Rubio want 'red flags' to enable gun seizures
* Lyon's poor defending surfaces again in 2-2 draw at Lille
* Rochdale scores late vs Spurs to set up Wembley replay
* Sen. Duckworth still breaking barriers, and she likes it
* Israeli police arrest telecom officials in graft case

* House passes bill boosting funding to Illi...
* Before the State of the Union, a chance to...
* STEM scholars tour Marengo's UniCarriers -...
* What to Expect When Congress Talks Blockch...
* Trump signs deal to end brief government s...
* A New Congressional Caucus Backs Planetary...
* Democrat Schneider, Republican Hultgren si...
* Morning Spin: AG candidate Raoul gets Trum...
* Assault weapons used to be illegal. What h...
* This RSS feed URL is deprecated

* This RSS feed URL is deprecated...

* This RSS feed URL is deprecated...
* Sen. Duckworth still breaking barriers, an......
* Duckworth still breaking down barriers, an......
* Sen. Duckworth still breaking barriers, an......
* Duckworth using pregnancy to educate Senat......

* The Mooch era.
* Marjorie Stoneman Douglas.
* Napkin sketch.
* The week that was.
* Lupe Fiasco’s ‘Harold’s’ builds on Chicago hip-hop’s historical connection to the fried-chicken chain [UPDATED]
* Statement from Sun-Times Media CEO on change in Chicago Reader leadership
* ABL reviews #BlackPanther
* What A Difference A Year Makes
* Rauner adopts Madigan plan for pension cost shift to local school boards.
* Sketchbook.


* Illinois Awarded Funds to Offer Advanced Training on Detecting Impaired Driving
* Illinois EPA Announces Upcoming Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events
* IEMA Highlights Emergency Preparedness for People with Access and Functional Needs in May - Ready Illinois website offers preparedness tips for people, caregivers
* First Lady Launches Illinois Family Connects
* Governor and Lt. Governor Unveil 2016 Journal of Local Government Shared Service Best Practices

  
* No breaks for Huawei or HTC | #PNWeekly 292
* How ad-free subscriptions could solve Facebook
* Best cases for the OnePlus 5T
* Buy a phone on Project Fi, get $80 of service credit
* LG G7 won’t be G7, but is codenamed “Judy”
* Fourth new color for Essential Phone only on Amazon
* Error -6722 stopping you from setting up your HomePod? Here’s what to do

* Vieira ready to compete in White Sox bullpen
* Flashback: Spring Training 2011
* Projections? We don’t need no stinkin’ projections
* Abreu embraces mentor role with countrymen
* Meet the Players: Matthew Smith
* Meet the Players: Rob Hill
* Pipeline Podcast: Robert on fast track?


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

Archives
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
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




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