Entrusted with near record levels of power, Gov. Pritzker and Speaker Madigan have used that power to hike taxes and allow corruption to flourish. It isn’t a new era, it is the same broken government on steroids.
If it wasn’t obvious before, Illinois Democrats have made it clear for you: they don’t care about high property taxes, they don’t care about corruption, and they don’t care about you. Your vote and most importantly your tax dollars are the means to their political power.
Illinois cities need an option that’s fair to taxpayers and provides long-term sustainability for local governments. Allowing municipalities and local units of government to restructure pension debt through bankruptcy would make pension obligations sustainable and affordable; it would also lead to more reasonable negotiating conditions between unions and government.