Ted was on with John Kass earlier this week discussing Mayor Lightfoot’s state of the city speech and what she should do to fix Chicago’s problems.
“Lori Lightfoot was elected as an agent of change, a reformer. And when she stood up to Ald. Burke in that first council meeting we thought we were seeing something different, but she’s got to follow through on the whole system, especially finances.”
If Lightfoot wants to defend the ordinary Chicagoan, she has to say the following:
- Chicagoans can’t take this anymore, we need a pension amendment going forward.
- We can’t have these labor laws that give the unions so much power over ordinary people – Illinois teachers can strike, but striking is forbidden in all our neighboring states.
- If Springfield won’t give up those reforms, then give Chicago the power to go bankrupt.
Read more about why Lightfoot needs to be a champion for real reforms:
- Why Chicago’s Lightfoot should push for a pension amendment, not tax hikes
- Ominous Signs For All Chicago In Teachers Union Contract Negotiation
- Lightfoot demands a state bailout, then offers CTU a 5-year contract, 14% raise?