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  • Political ads to be projected onto downtown buildings

     
    UPDATE: AFSCME spokeswoman Megan Lubin now says the films will be projected on the side of the Amway Center “at or a little after dusk.” Even if you unplug the TV and stay away from the mailbox, you're going to have a hard time avoiding...
  • The Prickly Pair discuss a pair in a pickle: Quinn and Jackson Jr.

     
    Scott Stantis and I focus today on the top two political stories of the week: The end of Jesse Jackson Jr.'s mayoral hopes and the placement of Pat Quinn's foot in a another steaming pile of political ordure. Jesse &......
  • The Rhubarb Patch: Quinn v. Brady; judging the imperfects

     
    Veteran Chicago commentator Dennis Byrne is a weekly contributor to the Tribune's commentary pages and the proprietor of The Barbershop, a ChicagoNow blog. In Wednesday's Tribune he joins me in The Rhubarb Patch to debate the race for governor To......
  • The electoral clout of public employee unions

     
    At the risk of sounding like Juan Williams, I was rattled Friday by the sight of this data point in the Wall Street Journal: The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees is now the top-ranked spender on independent......
  • Florida political parties raise $63 million; Scott gives himself $73 million

     
    The Florida Republican and Democratic parties reported nearly identical $31.6 million campaign-cash hauls Friday for the ten-week period from Aug. 20 through this week's fundraising deadline, blowing away what Democrats raised in...
  • Scott mingles with the Tallahassee insiders

     
    By John Kennedy, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Gov.-elect Rick Scott made his first post-election trip Tuesday to the Florida Capitol, taking part in a pair of brief, closed-door meetings with outgoing Gov. Charlie Crist and incoming...
  • Lawmakers ready to cut public employee retirement, health care

     
    By John Kennedy, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — With a $3 billion budget shortfall looming, Florida’s pension fund and employee health benefits are shaping up as piñatas that state lawmakers will whack next spring – hoping...
  • Emanuel v. AFSCME

     
    The commercial: The response released this evening from AFSCME Council 31 executive director Henry Bayer: City workers are public servants, not punching bags. It's very disappointing that, in the wake of a devastating storm through which so many public...
  • A Wisconsin Replay In PA?

     
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker ... ... has a (Republican) friend in Pennsylvania. GOP lawmakers who control the 203-member state House "agree with the actions in Wisconsin," Steve Miskin, a spokesman for Majority Leader Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, said this...
  • Protest music returns, courtesy of Dropkick Murphys

     
    Dropkick Murphys have released an advance stream of a new song “Take ‘Em Down” in support of the thousands of Wisconsin union workers protesting the governor’s budget plan. You can find the song here. In addition, as part of...
  • Cartoons: Presidential history lessons

     
    There we go again. Cartoonists love to represent the present through presidents pasts. Chip Bok, breaking with the liberal AFL-CIA (Amalgamated Federation of Lithographers, Cartoonists, Illustrators and Animators) quotes FDR against AFSCME. Tony Auth...