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State Week: End of session wrap-up

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Brian Mackey
NPR Illinois

The Illinois House and Senate sent the governor a $53 billion spending plan for the new fiscal year starting in July. There was drama and a lot of negotiating to get it across the finish line. But in the end, Gov. Pritzker got nearly everything he wanted. That included health care initiatives and phasing out the grocery tax.

We discuss the end of session on this episode.

Host Sean Crawford is joined by Professor Emeritus Charlie Wheeler and Capitol News Illinois Editor-In-Chief Jerry Nowicki.

The former director of the Public Affairs Reporting (PAR) graduate program is Professor Charles N. Wheeler III, a veteran newsman who came to the University of Illinois at Springfield following a 24-year career at the Chicago Sun-Times.
Jerry Nowicki is bureau chief of Capitol News Illinois and has been with the organization since its inception in 2019.
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