Illinois is in a severe fiscal mess. It’s been chronicled at websites like; Illinoisisbroke, Wirepoints, and the Illinois Policy Institute. The newspapers have touched on it-but haven’t delved really deeply into the numbers and brought home what a truly broke state means to taxpayers. The on air media has basically ignored it.
There are several candidates for governor right now. On the Democratic side, Governor Quinn will run for re-election. Bill Daley is running. Lisa Madigan might run. On the Republican side, Kirk Dillard is running. Treasurer Dan Rutherford is running. Bill Brady is running. The field is crowded.
Everyone of them have been involved heavily in Illinois politics.
Bruce Rauner is running for the Republican nomination as well. He his hosting an event July 10. I plan on going to hear what he has to say, and I encourage anyone from Illinois to come and listen as well.
Recently, I have spoken with Kirk Dillard at TechWeek, and have been listening to Dan Rutherford. Rauner was a VC, and has never been in politics. Quinn’s record speaks for itself. I’d like to hear what Daley and Brady have to say on fiscal matters as well.
This election transcends party affiliation. You need to listen to everyone.
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Candidate for Illinois Governor
When : Wednesday, July 10, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 PM
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There is only one question that needs to be answered yesterday: Public pensions. What are they going to do about them?
Issues like abortion, guns, gays etc are not relevant.