Chicago faces a significant, and growing public pension problem. According to the Chicago Sun Times, Chicago’s four pension plans (including for teachers and public safety workers) face a combined debt[…]
Tagged: Mayor Rahm Emanuel
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is proposing to increase the city’s cigarette tax by $.75 a pack, which would raise the combined local and state tax rate to $7.42 a pack- the highest in the nation. The video above, by Fox 32, features the Heartland Institute’s John Nothdurft and his brief, yet powerful, opinion on the proposed tax increase.
“Emanuel will have to become chief cheerleader in Springfield for a reform agenda,” the editorial argues. The Parent Trigger, tenure reform, performance reviews, merit pay, and a host of other reforms will need to be on the agenda. The unions and other education establishment interests won’t simply roll over and play dead. “As the parents are learning in Compton, you can make some powerful foes when you put kids first.”