State Week: Put It On My Card

Jul 15, 2016

Comptroller Leslie Munger says Illinois is spending itself into what could be a $10 billion dollar pile of unpaid bills by the end of the year. On top of that, an nonpartisan state budget forecaster is predicting an $8 billion dollar deficit for this year alone.

Plus, high school students won't be taking the PARCC test this year, the governor forms an education funding task force (on top of that other one, and that other other one). And we'll preview why Illinois' top Republicans are not looking forward to their party's national convention next week in Cleveland.

Sean Crawford hosts with regular panelist Brian Mackey. They're joined by guests Chris Mooney of the Institute of Government & Public Affairs at the University of Illinois, Dusty Rhodes of the NPR Illinois Education Desk, Mike Riopell, political editor of the Daily Herald.