Political/Government Corruption

Give ’em a million, save a billion

By Bill Zettler

Editor’s note: Bill Zettler wrote the following in late 2005, and his work was picked up by both the Heartland Institute and the National Center for Policy Analysis. Four and a half years later the…

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Governor Pat Quinn and the $400 million

By Bill Zettler

Quinn: Pension Reform Will Save $400 Million in 2011. Zettler: Pension Deficit Will Increase More than $50 Billion by 2014. Governor Pat Quinn signed the pension reform bill and immediately claimed the new law…

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Pension Reform Law: Putting Lipstick on a Pig

By Bill Zettler

By Bill Zettler $35 Million Pension on the Horizon. Today we have seen the breathless self congratulatory reporting of so-called “pension reform” in Springfield. Unfortunately for the Illinois taxpayer not much has been accomplished….

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$1 Billion Worth of Pensions

$1 Billion Worth of Pensions

By Bill Zettler

Prepared by Bill Zettler     Bill Zettler is a free-lance writer and consultant specializing in public sector compensation. He can be contacted at this email address. Click here to read more by Mr. Zettler.  

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11 Pension Questions for the Next Governor

By Bill Zettler

By Bill Zettler RE: Retirement Benefits for State Employees vs. Non-state Employees. NOTE: 320,000 of Illinois 6.5 million workers (5%) are eligible for state pension and retiree health care. Why can 5% of Illinois…

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