Political analyst Stephen Caliendo says controversial Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s victory in the recall election Tuesday does not mean doom for President Barack Obama’s reelection hopes – although it does reflect an ongoing change in how organized labor is perceived.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn pledged Tuesday to reform the public employee pension system “once and for all” this spring.
The Illinois House has voted to crack down on public pension abuses.
Illinois legislators have voted to keep a loophole in the state’s public information laws, even though Gov. Pat Quinn wanted to close it.