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Statehouse Update
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Length: 9:26

Illinois Lawmakers host and correspondent, Jak Tichenor reports from Springfield on the Illinois General Assembly's last-minute efforts to pass a balanced budget despite an historic $12-billion deficit. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are deeply divided over whether to raise taxes in order to close the chasm between flagging state revenues and maintaining current state programs. Governor Pat Quinn has warned that unless new revenues are found, thousands of teachers would be laid off and deep cuts would ripple through every area of state government, including social service safety net programs like Medicaid and substance abuse treatment.

Host: Jak Tichenor
Guest(s): John Cullerton, Michael Madigan
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Link To video segment: Episode: 421