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Dan Hynes
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Length: 15:34

Illinois State Comptroller Dan Hynes is the subject of a newsmaker interview on the current fiscal health of the Prairie State. The Chicago Democrat says the state's Fiscal Year 2008 budget is experiencing a $750 million dollar shortfall due to the poor economy, but places the actual structural deficit in the billions when one takes into account money that is still owed to the state's Medicaid providers. Hynes was interviewed by WSIU TV’s Jak Tichenor and Jennifer Fuller of WSIU Radio during a recent appearance at the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Host: Jak Tichenor, Jennifer Fuller
Guest(s): Dan Hynes
Topic keywords: state budget crisis, budget impasse, medicaid payments, pension
Link To video segment: Episode: 319