Pritzker easy to second guess at this moment

“What if” games are never quite accurate, but I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that Gov. JB Pritzker had the opportunity and most probably the votes to balance the state budget with an income tax hike during 2019, his “honeymoon” year with the General Assembly.

Posted 12/30/20

Instead, the governor came into office and proposed what was essentially a pension payment holiday and other magic budgetary solutions.

I was told in early 2019 by a high-level administration …

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