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Ralph Martire

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Budget Expert: Lawmakers’ Refusal Of Pension Benefits ‘Irrelevant’ To Pension Crisis

Several state lawmakers have opted out of their legislative pensions, while the state continues to struggle with a massive pension debt, but a local budget policy group said the lawmakers’ actions are neither effective, nor relevant.

WBBM Newsradio–02/12/2013

1040 Federal Tax Return (credit: AP)

Is Tax Policy To Blame For Illinois’ Problems?

As people focus on their tax returns this weekend, two politically opposed budget watchdogs are differing strongly about the role taxes are playing in Illinois’ financial problems right now.

WBBM Newsradio–04/13/2012