Greg Bishop takes over the mic from 10 to noon weekdays and coming up today, we'll talk pension reform, tax breaks for corporations in exchange, the proposed settlement in the FOIA Shred Case, and if that wasn't enough, I'll throw the kitchen sink at ya! That's ahead with Bishop On Air. Did you miss a show? Get the podcast updates here.
The kitchen sink
Calling all do-it-your selfers: I need some input on kitchen sinks. I've been tasked to get more water pressure to the kitchen sink. Throughout the show, I'll regularly put the call out for any tips and tricks on how to get better water preasure. The sprayer has decent preasure, but the actual faucet is horrible. Where do I start?!?! I'm looking to crowdsource this problem, so, all you handymen and/or plumbers, your advice would be greatly appreciated!
What's left to say, other than something has to be done. Christine Rodogno made a pretty strong point when she addressed the conference committee this morning on pension reform. The Republican State Senator said that Illinois' bond rating could very well take a direct hit because of the lack of action. Meanwhile, state treasurer Dan Rutherford, who is also running for governor and has been a vocal critic of Illinois' lack of action on pensions hurting the state's bond rating, opposes the plan in front of lawmakers. What ever will we do? What would you do?
Aside from pension reform, lawmakers may also take up the issue of tax breaks for ADM and a few other companies. The tax breaks are estimated to be worth $92 million dollars. Lawmakers hope to "nuetralize" the ding on Illinois finances by tacking on a 5% fee to satalite subscriptions. But that's only supposed to generate $75 million. That's not enough to cut it. Should Illinois approve this bill even as it's obvious it will cost Illinois more than it may help?
Springfield aldermen are in for a long night tonight as they meet for a full city council. There are several ordinances up for final action, including a proposed settlement with Calvin Christian for $103,000. That's for the improper destruction of police internal affairs files. If you were in one of the ten aldermanic posts, how would you vote?
If there's time, we'll go over some other important stories that may be getting overshadowed by pension reform or shred-gate. That's ahead with Bishop On Air.
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