Illinois already owes $15 billion in unpaid bills, but a US District Court judge ordered the state to pay $586 million a month for its Medicaid program. This will lead to cuts in other programs such as pension funds, payroll, schools, and subsidies to local governments.
The legislature passed a $5 billion tax hike that will increase income tax by 32%, instead of reforming the failed state, which will lead to jobs and taxpayers fleeing the failed state. –GEG
While lawmakers are getting closer to the ending of a historic budget standoff in Illinois, there are still a few hurdles ahead of them.
Despite the state owing $15 billion in unpaid bills, a federal judge has ordered Illinois to pay $586 million a month to its Medicaid bills. This could mean funding for other priority programs cut.
McCabe is under pressure and may cut a deal to offer testimony against other FBI and Justice Department officials. It is surprising to see strong interest at the government level in holding a member of the deep state to the same standards that apply to everyone else. We shall see.
A record 220,300 public school teachers reported that they were physically attacked by a student during the 2015-2016 school year. California passed Senate Bill 419, prohibiting the suspension of disruptive kids. [Be sure to check out the readers’ comments for these articles.]
Epstein was ‘suicided’ instead of being delivered to justice. This was done, not only to prevent revealing the names of high-profile celebrities and government officials, but to make people feel helpless and passive, knowing that the justice system is corrupt.
J. Michael Springmann, who worked for the State Department, issued visas from 1987 to 1989 from the US Jeddah consulate in Saudi Arabia, and later learned it was being used by the CIA to issue visas to associates of Osama bin Laden who was creating the predecessor to al-Qaeda.
Barry Jennings’ story is full of details that directly contradict NIST’s pronouncements on the destruction of the building. Jennings mysteriously passed away in a hospital in 2008 but no records are available.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a speech announcing his plans to annex a third of the West Bank if he wins the Israeli election next week. He was hoping Trump would sign off on the land expropriation, but it never came.
Witnesses interviewed on the street immediately after the attack on 9/11 say the planes that struck the Twin Towers were gray, had no airline logos, and no windows. Firefighters tell of explosions far below fire-damaged
Christine Todd Whitman, the head of the EPA on 9/11, falsely assured New York residents and rescuers that the air was safe to breathe following the destruction of the WTC buildings. In truth, however, the event released clouds of toxic dust that has caused thousands of deaths.
UL certified the steel used to build the World Trade Center buildings. Ryan realized the government’s report included serious errors and, according to the tests at UL, the buildings easily should have withstood the fires.
The MS Malmo was rescued after being trapped in ice, and its 16 passengers were airlifted to safety. The ship was on an Arctic excursion with tourists and a documentary-film crew, all concerned about melting Arctic ice caused by global warming.
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The Federal Reserve creates more dollars each day chasing the same amount of goods, so it takes more dollars to buy them. Manufacturers, instead of showing the rising price, choose to reduce the quantity or quality of their goods, and most people thereby are not aware of how severe inflation actually is.
US student loan debt stands at $1.5 trillion and cannot be erased through bankruptcy. The youth of America are captives to colleges and universities that hold a monopoly over credentials. A hundred schools have endowments worth over a billion dollars.
Chicagoans have no idea how much pension debt Illinois politicians have placed upon them, a staggering total of $130,000 billion, which leaves each household on the hook for $125,000. People are getting what they voted for, but are not yet aware of the magnitude of the crisis.