Two bills designed to reform the state's dreadfully underfunded pension obligations have just passed the Illinois legislature. Neither will do much, if anything, about those obligations, thanks to union influence.
John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghan Reconstruction (SIGAR), said in a speech delivered to the New America Foundation on May 8 that government “bureaucrats” have told him to stop making public his audits revealing waste, corruption, and mismanagement of projects to rebuild Afghanistan. Some government officials, said Sopko, have even complained that they cannot pre-screen or edit his reports.
The open microphone following a New Jersey Senate committee meeting caught the unvarnished comments of three anti-gun Democrats working to confiscate their citizens' firearms while dissing those citizens as well.