We sat down with members of the BGA’s Policy Team to go over everything you need to know about the Illinois primary; from how to register, to who is running and what their priorities are. Don’t miss this special episode of Ready Set Gov!
Independence and transparency.
What’s clear from recent allegations about Democratic Party of Illinois Chair and House Speaker Mike Madigan’s political operations is that Illinois politics and government need open processes and policies for handling claims that truly are independent and transparent.
Illinois has so many different ways to tax its citizens, it can be hard to keep up. Join us as we interview David Merriman, an economic policy professor at the University of Illinois-Chicago about the past, present and future of Illinois tax structure.
The day after unveiling a new budget blueprint for the coming fiscal year, Gov. Bruce Rauner followed that up with a televised campaign ad that portrays the re-election seeking incumbent as “leading the charge” to cut taxes for working people in Illinois.
The #MeToo movement now has touched both the political operation of House Speaker Michael Madigan and the Illinois Senate. Is this just the start of the moment and movement striking the halls of Illinois government?