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Illinois vs Wisconsin Economy 10 Months Later


Posted: 10/23/11

It is a bit early to compare the 2 states plans to save their economies, but with a possible recall election for Wisconsin governor Scott Walker coming as early as next Spring ref it is worth taking an early look.  

Illinois is dead last in the nation in funding its retirement system while Wisconsin's is fully funded.
Wisconsin has not lost a state or local job in the last 3 years.  It has added over 29,000 jobs this year.  Scott Walker's goal is to create 250,000 during his 4 year term. ref
In Chicago taxes for pensions has more than doubled for the average household to $3,369 per year. ref

Last Updated: 10/23/11

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