During the first gubernatorial debate, GOP nominee Bill Brady became the latest member of Illinois' Grand Old Party to lay out some fulsome praise for Indiana state government, a trend we've already noted. Here's Brady assuring debate-watchers that if he was elected governor, his administration would "learn" from Indiana:
Given Illinois state government's inability to pay its bills, it's no wonder that voter distrust of state government is on the rise, as a new survey finds. But the survey revealed a few hopeful signs, too.
Illinois Comptroller Dan Hynes says that a tax amnesty program designed to allow residents to pay back taxes without penalty hasn't yet proved
the boon to the state's balance sheet as hoped. In fact, Hynes' office
has lowered its initial estimate for how much revenue the program will