In a debate on Tuesday, the Republican Governor of Illinois, Bruce Rauner, decided to embrace Trumpism by blaming violence on illegal immigrants: Chicago Tribune: In debate with J.B. Pritzker, Gov. Bruce Rauner says illegal immigration contributes to Chicago gun violence “One of the reasons we have such high unemployment in the city of Chicago and so much crime is the massive … [Read more...] about Illinois GOP Governor falsely blames violence on illegal immigrants – while his own policies are actually contributing to increases in crime
In what has become a pattern, a Midwestern Republican used somebody in an advertisement that is not who they profess to be, this time on behalf of Illinois GOP Governor Bruce Rauner: ‘Lifelong Democrat’ in Rauner ad took four GOP ballots Gov. Bruce Rauner’s campaign has a new commercial featuring a woman who says she is a “lifelong Democrat,” but Cook County records show she … [Read more...] about Another Midwestern Republican pretends someone in an advertisement is not a Republican
In Utah, where the average starting salary for a teacher is $35,722, the Republican Governor refuses to believe that teachers should be incentivized by better pay to choose to teach, instead trying to guilt teachers to return to the profession by saying the children need them: Deseret News: Utah governor, schools superintendent issue plea to former teachers: Come back Gov. … [Read more...] about Instead of paying teachers better, Republican Governor of Utah tries to guilt teachers to return to profession
The Republican party has a Nazi problem. Here is a list of some of them. Lou Barletta - Republican nominee for US Senate from Pennsylvania CNN: GOP Senate candidate Lou Barletta did interview in 2006 with Holocaust-denying publication Rep. Lou Barletta, an immigration hardliner running in a crowded US Senate primary in Pennsylvania, came in contact over the years with … [Read more...] about A list of November 2018 GOP candidates who are either neo-Nazis or have ties to neo-Nazis
Illinois has a budget problem. Everyone in Illinois knows about it. It's no secret. Reuters: Illinois budget deficit soars to $14.6 billion in FY 2017 Illinois’ general fund budget deficit grew by 52 percent in fiscal 2017 to a record $14.6 billion as political feuding pushed the state deeper into the red, according to an annual financial report released on Thursday by the … [Read more...] about Illinois has a budget problem because it taxes the rich less than the middle class – Millionaires like GOP Gov Bruce Rauner want to keep it that way
Bruce Rauner, the multi-millionaire Republican Governor of Illinois, has vetoed a bill that would require all teacher salaries to reach $40,000 a year by the year 2022. STL Today: Rauner vetoes bill raising Illinois minimum teacher salaries Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed a bill that would have raised the minimum salary for full-time public school teachers to $40,000 … [Read more...] about Republican Governor of Illinois vetoes bill that would raise all teacher salaries to $40,000 a year by the year 2022
In Midwestern State after Midwestern State are stories about the amazing progress that is being made with renewable wind and solar energy projects. In Kansas: CJ Online: Where the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain (and generates over 35 percent of the state’s electricity) More than 35 percent of the state’s electricity comes from wind, which is the second-highest ranking in … [Read more...] about Midwestern States are great locations for wind and solar energy generation – Why do so many Midwestern politicians support oil and gas instead?