State Week: Chicago Teachers Strike, Lightfoot's Springfield Agenda, Troubled Local Pensions

Oct 18, 2019

Chicago teachers on are on strike as freshman Mayor Lori Lightfoot makes some big requests of lawmakers in Springfield. Billionaire Gov. J.B. Pritzker releases summaries of his annual tax returs, and uses them to promote a graduated income tax for Illinois. And we take a closer look at the proposed asset consolidation for the hundreds of troubled downstate and surburban local police and fire pension funds.

Brian Mackey hosts with regular panelist Charlie Wheeler, and guests Greg Hinz of Crain’s Chicago Business and Amanda Kass, associate director of the Government Finance Research Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago.