Wirepoints Original Stories
Was Thomas Jefferson right? New study quantifies flight from America’s big cities during pandemic. – Wirepoints
Jefferson's views about cities were not embraced by the nation for 230 years, but that may be changing. Most of his other views were held sacred, but that, sadly, is also changing. Time will soon tell which ones prevail.
Daily COVID-19 data update for October 25, 2020.
20 facts every Illinoisan should know about the progressive tax amendment – Wirepoints Special Report
The airwaves are being bombarded with emotionally charged ads for and against the progressive tax. Still confused? Here are the 20 facts you should know about the progressive tax amendment.
Commentary by Wirepoints: A 60% tax hike on Illinois’ richest won’t be a free lunch for the rest of us – Chicago Tribune*
Illinois' wealthy don’t need defending. They know how to take care of themselves just fine. But don’t assume that a tax hike on them will be a free lunch for the rest of us. If too many wealthy leave, our reform-shunning legislature will only have one place to make up for the loss in tax revenues: Illinois' middle-income earners.
“Illinois borrowing from the Fed a second time is a real signal of just how deep this state’s problems are.” – Ted on the Coffee and a Mike Podcast
Ted was on the Coffee and a Mike podcast earlier this week discussing Pritzker's announcement that he'll tap the Fed's borrowing program a second time and Chicago's continued financial desperation.