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For the first time in well over a decade, an Illinois Governor laid out a balanced plan to confront an unprecedented fiscal crisis that requires state government to operate within its means.

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    One Question for Chicago Mayoral Candidates

    Chicago is in a pressure cooker. The rest of the state should take note. Funding the 2016 pension payment will be painful. The only silver lining is that the next Mayor will have an opportunity to set a new course for the city. And Chicagoans have the opportunity to determine which man is more likely to face the pension problem head on and usher in a large-scale urban reformation.

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    Pat Hughes at Ford County Lincoln Day Dinner

    IOP’s Pat Hughes Spoke at the Ford County Lincoln Day Dinner on February 28, 2015

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    No Laughing Matter

    Illinois’ ruling class has forgotten the deep reservoir of resilience, earnestness, endurance and optimism that exists in free people. The achievement of success on our own terms is the ultimate narrative of mankind. With the inspiration, ingenuity, and audacity that is practically coded in our DNA, it is within our power to silence the dull hum of the status quo and the patronizing hiss of a narcissistic ruling class.

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