Messy Clean-Up: Gov. Quinn’s First 12 Weeks

April 27th, 2009

Jerry Stermer


WNUA Broadcast Date: 4/24/09

 
icon for podpress  Standard Podcast [25:08m]: Play Now | Play in Popup | Download
Is political transparency and budget reform possible in Illinois?
In the wake of former governor Rod Blagojevich’s scandal-plagued legacy – and George Ryan’s for that matter – newly installed Governor Pat Quinn advocates open and honest government and fiscal responsibility.
In the midst of a recession-plagued economy, the governor’s recent budget proposal includes a back-to-school sales tax holiday for parents, limits on campaign contributions and a job plan to put Illinoisans back to work.
But Governor Quinn also wants to raise our income tax 50 percent – which brings the current 3 percent income tax to 4.5 percent. He proposes to off-set the increase by hiking the personal exemption from $2,000 to $6,000.
Critics say Quinn’s plan won’t resolve the state’s deepening financial problems and that his talk of government transparency is just that – all talk and no action.This morning on “City Voices” we’ll talk about Governor Quinn’s budget proposal with his chief-of-staff, Jerry Stermer.

Leave a Reply




Community Media Workshop
at Columbia College
600 S. Michigan Ave.
tel: 312-369-6400
fax: 312-369-6404
cmw@newstips.org
http://www.newstips.org



Feeds

If you are having trouble subscribing to City Voices on iTunes, select "Advanced" in the iTunes menu bar and choose, "Subscribe to Podcast" and copy our rss feed url into the option box. If you are still having trouble, email demetrio@newstips.org

  • Hosted by Thom Clark
    and can be heard at 6:30 a.m. every Sunday on Chicago's WNUA, 95.5 FM

  • Add to Technorati Favorites