They aren’t government employees. They are in effect lobbyists, but their salaries and pensions are funded in part by your tax dollars.
Some Illinois lawmakers are having second thoughts about cracking down on pension abuses by union officials, including two lobbyists who qualified for teacher pensions by spending a single day in the classroom.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel promised sweeping ethics reforms during his campaign, and now he has rolled out a new round.
The Senate may have voted 65 to 31 to repeal the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy this weekend, but the particulars allowing gays to openly serve in the military will take months to approve and implement.