Is your business suffering during this economic downturn? Is State bureaucracy inhibiting your expansion or are you having a difficult time getting credit? Sound off on the issues that are affecting Business, Jobs and the Economic Development in Illinois.
Illinois's deficit through mid-2011 is estimated at $11 billion to $13 billion close to 50% of the expected $26.7 billion in available revenue for the coming fiscal year, which begins July 1. The state pension system also is the worst-funded in the U.S. Illinois borrowed nearly $3.5 billion last year to make its annual pension payment. Sound off on the issues or tell us what you think needs to be done about the Illinois budget deficit, our state pension obligations and other issues affecting our state's budget & economy.
Illinois is known for its laundry list of corrupt politicians. Do you feel that your taxpayer money is being spent wisely or do you believe taxpayer money is being wasted? How do you think we can stop crony capitalism in Illinois? What effort needs to be made to increase Government transparency? Sound off on these and other important issues related to Illinois Corruption, Fraud & Waste in this forum.
Illinois has established a multitude of programs for those in need of healthcare. But did you know that 75% of Participants in the Illinois "All Kids" program are illegal aliens? What effect is Obamacare having on your health insurance rates? Sound off on these and other issues relating to Healthcare and Health Insurance in this forum.
What are the problems with the education system in Illinois? Are there any short and long term solutions to Illinois education crisis? Should under-performing teachers lose their job? Sound off on the issues effecting Illinois eduction, teachers unions and reform in this forum.