A campaign for State Rep that reflects the diversity of our neighborhood. Harish I Patel (center, second row) with progressive 32nd Ward Alderman Scott Waguespack (to his right).
Closing out her Iowa campaign, Hillary Clinton on Friday declared that the Medicare-for-all proposal pushed by her Democratic primary opponent and many liberal groups will “never, ever come to pass.” The statement came weeks after a new poll showed most Americans support the idea. Her declaration was a reversal of her position two decades ago — which came before she received millions of dollars of campaign cash from the health industry. International Business Times
— The Hill (@thehill) January 31, 2016
Here’s my interview on WGN’s Outside the Loop with Mike Stephen. My part starts at the 8 minute mark, but the entire show is worth a listen.
Soon school boards around the state are going to be faced with these very slick charter proposals and will have to figure out a way to carve up the already too small pie with private operators. And that will basically the fruit of a Steans family pet project, and the Republicans.For the record, one of the other things that bothers me about this new grant is that it sets up a partnership with the Illinois Network of Charter Schools, which will get a taxpayer funded platform to promulgate its point of view. They’re basically being paid to disseminate “information.” Now that I’ve taken a hard look at the political operation behind this network– it’s a hardball political operation funded exclusively by two wealthy families– I find it completely objectionable that they’re being elevated to some quasi-official agency.
We basically have two governments in Illinois: the public one, where people vote on things. And the private one, where the wealthy purchase policies that bypass the public system. Tim Furman
— Melinda D. Anderson (@mdawriter) January 31, 2016
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