While the state's stopgap budget adopted on the eve of a new fiscal year has for now satisfied the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU), a taxpayer watchdog believes it's just a matter of time before more demands are made known.
It is expected that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments sometime early in 2016 in what is a closely watched California-based lawsuit, Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, with major implications for the state’s teachers union and potentially all public-employee unions.
VanMetreMore than $100 billion in tax hikes over five years may sound like a joke. But to many Illinois lawmakers, it sounds like a solution.State Rep. Lou Lang, D-Skokie, recently said that “creative lawmakers can come up with many options for new revenue.” Unfortunately, Illinois lawmakers have outdone themselves in the creativity department this year.The array of six tax hikes proposed by Illinois
The largest Illinois campaign contributors and contributions, as well as the richest campaign committees, are labor union-related.