Brad Weisenstein, Illinois Policy Institute News

Southwestern Illinois home to 340 pension millionaires

By Brad Weisenstein, Illinois Policy Institute | Jan 1, 2019

A former Edwardsville university administrator and a retired judge each have collected more than $3 million in pension payments. Too little paid in with too much taken out is the heart of Illinois’ pension crisis.

Madison County makes history with generous taxpayer support of museum

By Brad Weisenstein, Illinois Policy Institute | Dec 4, 2018

Most county historical societies in Illinois rely on donations and memberships, but the Madison County Historical Society receives a generous infusion of tax dollars to run its museum and library. County leaders just cut the total, but why do they provide taxpayer support at all?

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