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Re-Thinking "Fairness" With Stephen Moore

Illinois is in a financial crisis similar to that of Puerto Rico. Yet, 70%  of Chicago City Workers take home over $100K annually in salary and benefits. When and how is it going to end? Why would Republican Congressmen ever vote to bailout Illinois? On tax-policy, where does Trump's tax reform plan stand in the House?  Wall Street Journal Columnist and CNN contributor Stephen Moore joins Dan and Amy to discuss.

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Illinois' Financial Grade: F

Why is Illinois' financial grade an F? Are the bond agencies taking too rosy a view of our finances? How does Illinois have $200 billion in debt with a balanced budget requirement in the Constitution? What does this mean for the 2018 gubernatorial election? Sheila Weinberg, Founder & CEO of Truth in Accounting, offers the facts on Illinois' finances to Dan and Kristen McQueary, Chicago Tribune editorial board member, who sits in for Amy Jacobson.

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Dissecting The Proposed State Budget

On this edition of Illinois Rising, Dan Proft is joined by Pat Hughes, co-founder, Illinois Opportunity Project. They discuss how the proposed state budget is unfolding in Springfield, why more and more taxpayers continue to leave Illinois and more.

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Truth in Accounting’s Look at Illinois Financial Picture: Every Taxpayer Owes $45k On State Debt

TIA Founder Sheila Weinberg joined Dan & Amy this morning with an updated look at Illinois' finances: More than $200B in debt and less than $26B in assets.

How does this compare with our neighbor to the east? How does this compare with another mismanaged state w/ a hostile business climate named New York?

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