Yes the squeaky wheel syndrome is firmly in place and will continue to be until the mayor, the chancellor, and the DOE provide solutions based in substance and depth, not buzz words and quick fixes so that more NYC public school students get the educational support they should.
Millennials in New York are more educated than the previous generation, but they're stuck in bad jobs with paltry pay.
With $30 billion in unfunded pension liabilities and its municipal bonds rated as junk, a $500-million cash infusion is weak medicine for what ails Chicago, a panel of experts said at the City Club of Chicago panel discussion Tuesday.
I contrasted the sizzle of the election -- which will pit incumbent Leslie Geissler Munger against either state Sen. Daniel
Judge Says State of Illinois Could Be Held in Contempt of Court if Comptroller Doesn't Pay Social Service Providers
If Munger and the state can't figure out a way to pay those social service providers, some of them will have to stop providing help to Illinoisans who need it.
Until her run against Sente last year, Munger was a political unknown. And while she now controls the state's checkbook, she remains the lowest profile of the state's six constitutional officers.
Illinois Special Comptroller Election Is a Good Idea, But the Intentions Might Not Be on the Right Track
Thursday's vote on a special election to fill the second half of what would have been Judy Baar Topinka's second term as Illinois State Comptroller was such a perfect storm of Illinois political forces that my head is spinning.
After weeks of discussion about what to do with the now-vacant Illinois comptroller's seat, House Speaker Michael Madigan has now said he supports the idea of a special election. This opinion comes after he previously stated he would support a four-year appointment by Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner.
Rauner Announces Comptroller Appointment While Quinn Calls Special Session to Discuss His Own Appointment
Reboot Illinois' Madeleine Doubek shared her thoughts on the issue: In another corner of state government, the Better Government
It's something we voters almost got for ourselves this year. A massive citizen initiative called Yes for Independent Maps
Illinois is famous for its corrupt politicians, exemplified by its long list of former governors who went on to serve jail sentences. But the state also has plenty of political corruption that's perfectly legal.
While the identity of her successor remains a mystery, Illinois continues to remember the life and governmental career of state Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka. Recollections came in from prominent political figures, including Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and even President Obama.