Illinois Lawmakers approved same sex marriage during the fall veto session but may return to the Capitol after Thanksgiving if a compromise is reached on pension reform. On this edition of Illinois Lawmakers, host Jak Tichenor talks with newly-elected House Republican Leader Jim Durkin of Western Springs about his priorities after assuming the leadership of the 47-member House GOP caucus.
Illinois Lawmakers left Springfield on May 31 after passing a $35.4-billlion budget, concealed carry legislation, and expanding the state’s Medicaid system, but they’ll be back in town later this month after failing to solve the state’s nearly $100-billion public pension crisis.
The Illinois General Assembly headed into the final hours of the spring legislative session deeply divided over how to address the state’s nearly $100-billion pension crisis.
On this week’s Illinois Lawmakers, Illinois Public Radio Statehouse Bureau chief Amanda Vinicky leads off our coverage with an update on the week’s news from Springfield.