State Week: Online Sales Taxes; CPS Scandal; Rauner Takes On Black Caucus

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling this week means shoppers will more often be paying sales taxes for online purchases. It might also have meant a windfall for state government, but Illinois lawmakers anticipated the decision and already spent the money.

Meanwhile, legislators demanded answers from Chicago Public Schools officials following a Chicago Tribune investigation into widespread sexual assaults across the system.

Finally, Gov. Bruce Rauner declared that, because of his economic and education policies, no other governor has done as much for black Illinoisans as he has. Black legislators objected, and the fight escalated through the week.

Sean Crawford hosts with regular panelists Charlie Wheeler, Brian Mackey and Daisy Contreras, and guest Greg Hinz of Crain’s Chicago Business.