June 1 Evening Edition

ABC7
— Gov. Rauner responds to state lawmakers failing to pass state budget – Sarah Schulte and Laura Podesta
http://abc7chicago.com/politics/gov-rauner-responds-to-state-lawmakers-failing-to-pass-state-budget/2060305/

 

NBC5
— Blown Deadline: What’s Next For Budgetless Illinois? – Mary Ann Ahern
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Blown-Deadline-Whats-Next-For-Budgetless-Illinois-425803984.html
— President Trump to Visit Wisconsin, Appear at Walker Fundraiser
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/president-donald-trump-to-visit-wisconsin-appear-at-scott-walker-fundraiser-425793704.html
— First Negative Campaign Ad of Illinois Governor’s Race Set to Air – Mary Ann Ahern
http://www.nbcchicago.com/blogs/ward-room/First-Negative-Campaign-Ad-of-Illinois-Governors-Race-Set-to-Air-425746283.html

 

CBS2
— Gov. Rauner Not Surprised At Bond Rating Drop – Derrick Blakley
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2017/06/01/gov-rauner-not-surprised-at-bond-rating-drop/

 

CLTV
— Rauner not ruling out signing stopgap budget
http://cltv.com/2017/06/01/rauner-not-ruling-out-signing-stopgap-budget/

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE
— Chicago-area Republican congressmen (Roskam, Hultgren, and Kinzinger) recommended U.S. attorney candidates to Trump – Katherine Skiba
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-us-attorney-selection-politics-met-0602-20170601-story.html
— How Rauner stopped a tax hike from landing on his desk – Kim Geiger and Monique Garcia
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-bruce-rauner-spring-session-tax-hike-met-0602-20170601-story.html
— Illinois cut near junk by Moody’s and S&P, lowest ever for a U.S. state – Elizabeth Campbell
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-illinois-bond-rating-20170601-story.html
— Facing questions about Blagojevich wiretaps, Pritzker airs ad attacking Rauner – Rick Pearson
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-jb-pritzker-bruce-rauner-attack-ad-met-0602-20170601-story.html
— Why Rauner should sign the minimum wage bill: It’s good for business – Robert Reed
http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/columnists/ct-minimum-wage-robert-reed-0604-biz-20170601-column.html
— ‘Ridiculous’: Lake County legislators vent on lack of state budget, leadership flaws – Jim Newton
http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/lake-county-news-sun/news/ct-lns-lake-state-budget-react-st-0602-20170601-story.html
— Don’t dare applaud Illinois lawmakers – Editorial
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/editorials/ct-illinois-credit-downgrade-budget-edit-0602-md-20170601-story.html
— Emanuel’s latest possible tax hike: 911 phone fees – Bill Ruthhart and Hal Dardick
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/politics/ct-rahm-emanuel-phone-fee-increase-met-0602-20170601-story.html

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
— Rauner won’t sign ed funding reform bill with $300 million for CPS – Tina Sfondeles, Lauren FitzPatrick and Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/rauner-wont-sign-ed-funding-reform-bill-with-300-million-for-cps/
— Let’s understand why Illinois has the highest property taxes – Phil Kadner
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/lets-understand-why-illinois-has-the-highest-property-taxes/
— Chicago phone tax could rise by 28 percent to save pension fund – Fran Spielman
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/chicago-phone-tax-could-rise-by-28-percent-to-save-pension-fund/
— Something is robbing our young people of happiness – Mona Charen
http://chicago.suntimes.com/opinion/something-is-robbing-our-young-people-of-happiness/
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Robert Reich demonizes, denigrates, and condemns Trump.
http://chicago.suntimes.com/columnists/seven-reasons-trumps-corporate-tax-cut-is-completely-nuts/

 

CRAIN’S CHICAGO BUSINESS
— Roskam speaks on tax reform, AHCA and Trump
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170601/NEWS02/170609988/roskam-speaks-on-tax-reform-ahca-and-trump
— Illinois’ credit rating slashed to a cut above junk – GREG HINZ
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20170601/BLOGS02/170609991/illinois-credit-rating-slashed-to-a-cut-above-junk

 

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR
— Rauner should sign automatic motor-voter bill – Editorial  (DIERSEN: QUESTION: Who favors the bill?  ANSWER: Those who are anti-Trump, anti-Protestant, anti-conservative, anti-Republican, anti-American, anti-White, anti-male, anti-older people, anti-rich people, anti-gun owners, anti-German Americans, anti-draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or anti-those whose ancestors have been in America longer than their ancestors.)
http://www.rrstar.com/opinion/20170601/our-view-gov-bruce-rauner-should-sign-automatic-motor-voter-bill

 

SAUK VALLEY
— Adjourned – for now: Local lawmakers expect to be called back to work  Lack of movement on budget comes as surprise to some, but not to others – PAM EGGEMEIER
http://www.saukvalley.com/2017/06/01/adjourned-for-now-local-lawmakers-expect-to-be-called-back-to-work/as39ctx/

 

CHICAGOIST
— DIERSEN HEADKINE: Ever-increasingly, those who run Chicago treasonously a) encourage people to come to America illegally, b) encourage people to stay in America illegally, and c) encourage people to bring other people to America illegally.)
http://chicagoist.com/2017/06/01/illinois_launches_know_your_rights.php

 

NPR ILLINOIS
— Officials Wage War Against Hate – MAUREEN FOERTSCH MCKINNEY  (DIERSEN: Ever-increasingly, anti-Trumps promote hatred against those who are Trump supporters, Protestant, conservative, Republican, American, White, male, older, rich, gun owners, German American, draft avoiders (except Bill Clinton), and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)
http://nprillinois.org/post/illinois-issues-officials-wage-war-against-hate#stream/0

 

WILLIAM J KELLY
— Gov. Rauner has failed Illinois taxpayers again
http://www.williamjkelly.org/news/kelly-gov-rauner-has-failed-illinois-once-again

 

CHICAGO CITY WIRE
— Analysis: State taxpayers spending $108K per Northeastern Illinois U. graduate
http://chicagocitywire.com/stories/511122061-analysis-state-taxpayers-spending-108k-per-northeastern-illinois-u-graduate

 

DUPAGE POLICY JOURNAL
— Ives argues workers’ comp bill should make things better, not worse – Hoang Tran
http://dupagepolicyjournal.com/stories/511122731-ives-argues-workers-comp-bill-should-make-things-better-not-worse

 

SANGAMON SUN
— Rauner, GOP bemoan budget breakdown, blame bickering Democrats – Hoang Tran
http://sangamonsun.com/stories/511122412-rauner-gop-bemoan-budget-breakdown-blame-bickering-democrats

 

ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK
— Madigan, Cullerton will hit the pension lottery – Austin Berg
https://www.ilnews.org/opinion/berg-madigan-cullerton-will-hit-the-pension-lottery/article_5954c49c-46d5-11e7-9367-ebafae44f9da.html

 

MCHENRY COUNTY BLOG
— Illinois Senate Doubles Bets on Slots
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/06/01/illinois-senate-doubles-bets-on-slots/
— McSweeney Goes After Questionable State Leases
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/06/01/mcsweeney-goes-after-questionable-state-leases/
— McConchie Calls Out Madigan for Refusal to Allow Budget Vote
http://mchenrycountyblog.com/2017/06/01/mcconchie-calls-out-madigan-for-refusal-to-allow-budget-vote/

 

ILLINOIS POLICY INSTITUTE
— 1.8 MILLION ILLINOISANS ARE DEPENDENT ON FOOD STAMPS – Brendan Bakala
https://www.illinoispolicy.org/1-8-million-illinoisans-are-dependent-on-food-stamps/#new_tab

 

CAPITOL FAX
— In response to budget meltdown, Pritzker airs new ad, Biss slams Madigan and Rauner
https://capitolfax.com/2017/06/01/in-response-to-budget-meltdown-pritzker-airs-new-ad-biss-slams-madigan-and-rauner/

 

AMERICAN INTEREST
— Congress Should Hire More People
https://www.the-american-interest.com/2017/06/01/congress-should-hire-more-people/
(FROM THE ARTICLE: Notably, the staffs of three support agencies – the Congressional Research Service, the Government Accountability Office, and the Congressional Budget Office, have lost 45 percent of their combined staffs from 1975 to 2015.)

 

WASHINGTON POST
— Cullerton wanted budget on Rauner’s desk – AP
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/the-latest-lawmakers-adjourn-without-passing-budget/2017/06/01/2c7aff98-4682-11e7-8de1-cec59a9bf4b1_story.html

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL
— Talking Taxes: What’s Your Fair Share?  Breaking down the U.S. tax code, how it works and who’s paying what – Richard Rubin
https://www.wsj.com/articles/talking-taxes-whats-your-fair-share-1496309401

 

RASMUSSEN REPORTS
— Cable News Watchers Now Turning To CNN, Not Fox News
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/may_2017/cable_news_watchers_now_turning_to_cnn_not_fox_news
— Most Think America’s Best Days Are Behind Us
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/mood_of_america/america_s_best_days
— Most Think Americans Should Be Proud of U.S. History
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/may_2017/most_think_americans_should_be_proud_of_u_s_history

Author: David Diersen

The opinions that I express in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are based on experience that I have gained doing many things since 1948. I base my opinions on what I learned a) working for the federal government for almost 30 years — Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997, serving on the Executive Committee of the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter 1983-1996, and being a union member while I worked for the Post Office and IRS; b) earning an MBA from Loyola in 1976, a masters degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, and a masters degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997; c) passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 and passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981; c) serving as a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois Chairman 2005-2012, a member of the 2008 Illinois Republican Party (IRP) Platform and Resolutions Committee, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, and an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004; d) attending the 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 IRP State Conventions as a delegate; e) being the subject of a nasty 4-page article in the February 1978 issue of Money Magazine; f) pursing litigation including Diersen v. GAO and Diersen v. Chicago Car Exchange; g) being married since 1978; h) living in Crete 1948-1972, in University Park 1972-1976, in Chicago 1976-1978, and in DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton since 1978; and i) being baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran.