It's another gorgeous day at the Illinois State Fair where Bishop On Air will broadcast live from 10 to noon. Be sure to tune in and sound off to a variety of subjects during Republican Day on the fair grounds. We'll talk taxes, unions, Cops making it up as they go, and more!
There's a ton of republicans crawling the grounds today at the Illinois State Fair. What are the most pressing issues in Illinois that the GOP should focus on? Taxes are high in Illinois, and that's even without the temporary tax increase meant to pay for the pension mess. Is the state overly bloated with grants and other special funds? What about job creation? How does Illinois foster more job growth in the private sector? And what about medicaid? We'll tackle some of these and other questions live from the Illinois State Fair.
The Springfield School District is getting ready to vote on a teacher contract just a few moments after it's available to the public to view. That's at the insistence of the union wanting to give their members a look before union members vote. Shouldn't there be more public time to review the contract before the school board takes it up?
Also, the CWLP tree trimmer who stole from the city got his job back after unions went to arbitration ... a Springfield cop who was fired a few years ago for a host of absurd ethical violations eventually got his job back and just recently cost the city over $20,000 in a settlement for harassing a couple in their neighborhood. He's still on the job. I don't think these two instances have anything to do with a 40 hour work week and child labor. Have unions gone out of control?
Abuse of power
After talking about the Carpenter case, we've gotta get into the criticism of Sangamon County Sheriff's deputy Travis Koester, who is the subject of today's Illinois Times "Pants on fire" by Bruce Rushton. We'll bust out some of the specifics and ask the question ... should people afforded the right to kill be allowed to violate rights and make evidence up over-and-over again? Or should they be held to a higher standard?
Sound off with Bishop On Air from 10 to noon on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield. Listen live and call 217-629-7970, email, Tweet or Facebook. Also, be sure to check out the podcast updates with the Bishop On Air Podcast.