The one on top weeps about diminished social services (always a grabber):
Senate health care bill takes a hit
CBO analysis: Uninsured would grow by 22 million,
costs would rise under Republican leaders’ proposal
The one on bottom weeps, sort of, about the cost of red ink for Chicago Public Schools (not much of a grabber):
Price for CPS loans: $70,000 a day in interest
Total cost could pass
$7M based on payback
date, financial woe
Make-up editors could have put them side by side as horns of the dilemma faced by lawmakers as regards public spending: 1) people want services, 2) government hasn’t got the money.
As for not having the money, move to the state’s (and city’s) fiscal crisis and see what Speaker Madigan and his Dems do not want in a budget and the governor does:
Democrats have resisted Rauner’s calls for mixing into budget discussions other issues including cost-saving changes to workers’ compensation, state-employee pension-benefit programs, and a local property tax freeze, among other things.
No, no, no, don’t touch our workers’ comp, state employees’ benefits, and property taxes, say Dems, clutching these items as dear to their hearts.
Later: As for “mixing into budget discussions other issues,” consider Madigan’s “non-budget demands,” as in the State Journal-Register,
including that Gov. Bruce Rauner sign a school funding reform bill that the governor has said he would veto.
Crafty fellow. Oh, and a Democrat.