Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Capitol Insights: Jak Tichenor

We talk with WSIU-TV's Jak Tichenor, Host and Exec Producer of Illinois Lawmakers, about the end of the 2014 Legislative Session, and hear his...

Illinois House Debate on Overriding the Governor’s Veto of the State...

State Capitol: This debate centers on whether to override the veto of the state budget that was passed by the House and Senate a...

Reactions to Supreme Court Arguments on Pension Reform.

Following the March 11th hearing of the Illinois Supreme Court on the challenge to Illinois' Pension Reform law, we get reaction from some who...

What’s the Downside of Funding a Capital Bill by Doubling the...

Springfield, April 4, 2019 - First it was nearly doubling the state's minimum wage. Now some in the legislature argue we...

Yea or Nay! Illinois Legislators React to Gov Pritzker’s FY 2020...

We hear from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle about their reactions to Governor Pritzker's budget blueprint, and his multi-year plan...

Rep Dwight Kay (R) on State Spending, IL’s Business Future

STATE CAPITOL: Following a House debate on a spending bill, that Republicans said was an empty promise with no revenue to pay for the spending,...

Rep Mary Flowers (D) on Passing a Values-Based State Budget

From the State Capitol: Rep Mary Flowers talks with us about the effort to pass a state budget in the Special Session, and of...

Impact of Proposed Medicaid Cuts to Nursing Homes

Two members of the Nursing Home industry in Illinois, talk about Gov Rauner's proposal to cut the level of Medicaid compensation to nursing home...

Reforming IL’s Sales Tax Law to include Taxing Services

Ralph Martire, of the Ctr for Tax & Budget Accountability, shows his research into the revenue that would be gathered if Illinois taxed services...

Floor Debate on Funding of Childcare Services for the Working Poor

We head to the House Floor and hear Rep. Jack Franks and Rep. David Harris discuss the effects of the Governor’s cuts to the...

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Historian Mark DePue: Preserving Illinois’ Oral History

From the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library:  We talk with historian and fmr military officer, Mark DePue on his work of conducting indepth oral history...

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