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Former Illinois Budget Director Steve Schnorf

Steve Schnorf, the former director of the Illinois Bureau of the Budget and senior budget and policy advisor to former Illinois Governors Jim Edgar and George Ryan, talks with Jak Tichenor, WSIU-TV senior producer and Statehouse correspondent and executive producer of Illinois Lawmakers, In this one-on-one newsmaker interview.

Schnorf visited the SIU Carbondale campus in January 2013 at the invitation of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute.

Schnorf, who is a member of Governor Pat Quinn's Budgeting for Results Commission and the board of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability, is one of the most respected experts on the Illinois budget and tax policy in the Prairie State. Schnorf discusses the state's 10-year battle with budget deficits, the chronic underfunding of the state's public five pension systems, and how the Illinois General Assembly may consider revamping the state's tax codes in the near future.

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