Monday, November 27, 2006

Better than Monday night football: Hamos on Veto Session

Watch a "Public Affairs," exclusive this week in the Chicago metro suburbs with State Rep. Julie Hamos [D-Evanston] debating and discussing extremely topical issues with show host and legal recruiter Jeff Berkowitz. The show focuses on the issues being kicked around this week in essentially the second and final week of this year's veto session in Springfield, IL: a proposed increase in the State's minimum wage from $6.50 to $7.50 [the national minimum wage is $5.15], with a Cost of Living Adjustment, and the impact of such an increase on employment; a proposed extension of the decade long freeze on electric power rates; a renewal of the option for counties to adopt a 7% per year cap on real estate tax assessment increases, and the impact of such a renewal on keeping businesses in Cook County. This show was recorded yesterday.

Also discussed by Hamos and Berkowitz are the topics of mass transit reform and additional revenue sources, education funding reform, the likelihood of major tax increases in Illinois in 2007 and one of the show's weekly [and Illinois Pols' daily] favorites, "Pay to Play in Chicago, Cook County and Illinois state government."
See, below, for the Public Affairs suburban airing schedule.
Next Monday night's City of Chicago edition of Public Affairs will feature Chicago Mayoral Candidate Dorothy Brown at 8:30 pm on Cable Ch. 21 [CANTV] . Dorothy Brown will also be the featured guest on next week's suburban edition of "Public Affairs."
The "Public Affairs," podcast page gives you a choice of more than twenty-five episodes of “Public Affairs," including our show with Sen. del Valle [D-Chicago], as well as interviews, discussions or remarks with or by U. S. Senators John McCain and Barack Obama, former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Governor Rod Blagojevich, Mayor Candidate Dorothy Brown, Ald. Joe Moore, current State Treasurer Judy Baar Topinka, 27th District Senator Elect Matt Murphy [R-Palatine], newly re-elected 8th CD Congresswoman Melissa Bean , 9th CD Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, Cook County Commissioners Tony Peraica [R-Riverside] and Forrest Claypool [D-Chicago] and many, many more pols on our video podcast page[Watch here]. The show with State Rep. Julie Hamos will be posted later this week.
In twenty-five North Shore, North and Northwest suburbs, the "Public Affairs," show with Rep. Julie Hamos airs tomorrow night in the regular weekly Public Affairs slot, 8:30 pm on Comcast Cable Ch. 19 or 35, as indicated, below.

In ten North Shore suburbs, the show is also airing in its regular airing slot at 8:30 pm on Comcast Cable Ch. 19 this week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, as indicated, below.
The suburban episode of Public Affairs, featuring State Rep. Julie Hamos, airs tomorrow night:

at 8:30 pm on Comcast Cable Channel 19 in Buffalo Grove, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, parts of Inverness, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northfield, Palatine, Rolling Meadows and Wilmette

And at 8:30 pm on Comcast Cable Channel 35 in Arlington Heights, Bartlett, Glenview, Golf, Des Plaines, Hanover Park, Mt. Prospect, Northbrook, Park Ridge, Prospect Heights, Schaumburg, Skokie, Streamwood and Wheeling.

and tonight, Wednesday night and Friday night at 8:30 pm on Comcast Cable Channel 19 in Bannockburn, Deerfield, Ft. Sheridan, Glencoe, Highland Park, Highwood, Kenilworth, Lincolnshire, Riverwoods and Winnetka.
Jeff Berkowitz, Show Host/Producer of "Public Affairs," and Executive Legal Recruiter doing legal search can be reached at