The ‘Big Dogs’ Of Illinois Municipal Government

At OpenTheBooks.com, we have completed our annual “Big Dogs” salary report of municipal government. The results are the most stunning ever…

52 city and village managers out-earn every governor of the 50 states. School district treasurers are hauling in up to $485,000. Rank-and-file county employees are racking up $260,000 with massive lifetime pension spikes. But, incredibly, the top three “municipal” employees – with salaries over $300,000 plus – don’t even work for government

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Sen. Campbell Files Taxpayers Savings Grant Bill SB 276

From the office of Senator Campbell, Austin TX.

Provides Every Child Equal Access to a First Class Education, Removes Barriers for Parents to Choose the Best School for their Child.

 

Austin– Following through on her pledge to make education reform a top priority, today State Senator Donna Campbell filed SB 276 to provide every Texas school child with equal access to a first class education and remove barriers that prevent parents from choosing the best school for their child.

 

“We have a moral ...

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At Issue: Community College for All

During yesterday’s State of the Union Address, President Obama once again touted his American Graduation Initiative, introduced last July as part of a larger national agenda for higher education.  Both opponents and advocates of universal community college have already begun to weigh in on Obama’s proposal.

 

“Put simply, what I’d like to do is to see the first two years of community college free for everybody who is willing to work for it,” the President said. “Forty percent of our college ...

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Stolen Credit Card Advice From An Attorney.

Here are a few things you should know if your credit cards or wallet is stolen. The following is advice from and attorney free of charge.

 

ATTORNEY’s ADVICE — NO CHARGE.  Not A Joke!!   Even If you dislike attorneys…You will love these tips.
Take these tips into consideration if your credit cards or identity is compromised.
1. Do not sign  the back of your credit cards . Instead, put ‘ PHOTO ID REQUIRED .’
2. When you are writing checks to pay on your credit card accounts,  DO  NOT write the complete  account number on ...

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Real Pension Reform Requires Voters to Change the State Constitution

A new Governor means new policies and fixing existing issues in Illinois. The appeal for fixing Illinois’ overwhelming $100 billion pension funding deficit awaits its fate at the state Supreme Court. A pension plan approved last year is in question, which is hoping to close the funding gap by making changes to public employee pension plans to include delaying the age of retirement, slowing cost-of-living increases, and capping pensionable salary.

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