I suppose it's because I live in Illinois, where we have heard nothing in state-wide news except "the state pension crisis" for as long as I can remember, but the blanks drawn on this question from Steve Kornacki? Are they for real?
Why should left-coast media types care about the pension crisis in the fly-over state of Illinois? Just because a Democratic legislature and Governor actually came to an agreement (one that makes nearly everyone furious, but still) to try to solve the problem of underfunded pensions for state employees? It's not like Illinois is the only state with this problem, just one of the few that's actually passed legislation to try to fix it.
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Evan Axelbank, a reporter with WPTV in Florida, was tweeting late Tuesday night about a memo he received from a GOP campaign adviser to a local candidate there that contained some good news...for Democrats. (See the memo above.)
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