Tonight’s Chicago Metro N & NW suburban edition of Public Affairs features a GOP Gov Candidate many think could beat Gov Pritzker, if the election were held tomorrow: K & E Partner Richard Porter
today at 7:07 pm
Possible Gov candidate Porter said the massive IL population loss during the last decade is due to residents voting w/their feet against an unholy alliance of Dem…
Watch Tonight’s “Public Affairs,” with show host Jeff Berkowitz interviewing likely Gov Candidate Richard Porter (R-Northfield) in Part 1 about how to fix IL’s massive $400 billion pension liability problem and inordinately high property taxes, both of which are major factors in Illinois’ very significant losses of people, jobs and companies over the last decade to both adjacent and far away states.
Porter’s three decades of legal practice at the Chicago office of the world’s largest (by revenue) law firm (Kirkland & Ellis) arguably prepared him with unique insights as to how best to fix IL’s $400 billion pension liability problem as Governor.
In short, most think Porter could debate Gov Pritzker on TV tonight and walk away the easy winner. What do you think? Watch tonight’s show in the suburbs or watch it on the web (24/7) and let us know what you think?
Tonight’s show airs at 8:30 pm on Comcast Cable Ch. 19 or Cable Ch. 35 (See, below) in 25 North and Northwest Chicago metro suburbs:
—Comcast Cable Ch. 19 in Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, parts of Inverness, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northfield, Palatine, Rolling Meadows and Wilmette and on
—Comcast Cable Ch. 35 in Arlington Heights, Bartlett, Glenview, Golf, Des Plaines, Hanover Park, Mt. Prospect, Northbrook, Park Ridge, Prospect Heights, Schaumburg, Skokie, Streamwood and Wheeling.
Richard Porter is interviewed by Jeff Berkowitz of Public Affairs, as Porter articulates his vision for a new day in IL.
Porter’s three decades of legal practice at the Chicago office of the world’s largest (by revenue) law firm (Kirkland & Ellis) and his involvement in politics over the years (including as an RNC National Committeeman from IL and with the New Trier Republican Organization) arguably prepared him with unique insights as to how best to fix IL’s $400 billion pension liability problem as Governor.
Porter said the massive IL population loss during the last decade is due to residents voting w/their feet against an unholy alliance of Dem politicians w/unions that produced both extraordinary Dem political power and a very large percentage of what many view as outrageously, excessive public sector pensions that is a major fiscal drag on the IL Economy and it’s people’s well being.
Porter contends the solution to the current IL fiscal disaster is to pass federal legislation that returns power to the people, giving the authority to their elected representatives (In accord with Article IV of the U. S. Constitution, the Supremacy Clause and the Commerce Clause) to cut and restructure government pension benefits.
Porter explains how the restructuring will allow local governments to live within a state passed property tax cap (as a per cent of property market value) while also maintaining high quality education where that already exists. Additionally, Porter advocates school choice and other reforms that will improve education, especially in inner city areas across the state that contain many schools that are failing to deliver a quality education to their students, who are often minorities.
Porter also explains how the Republicans could reach agreement with the Dems to pass the above referenced federal legislation.
Potential Gov Candidate Richard Porter says now might be the time to repeal IL teachers’ right to strike.
The show also airs:
–in Rockford and surrounding suburbs this Thursday night on Cable ch. 17 at 8:30 pm
–in Aurora this Wednesday, Saturday and next Monday at 6 pm on ACTV-10, also known as Cable Ch 10 and Aurora Community Television
–in Highland Park next week on Monday and Wednesday night at 8:30 pm on Cable Ch. 19.