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State Week: What Lawmakers Did (And Didn't) Do In The Spring Session


Democrats in the Illinois General Assembly passed a new budget, but Republicans refused to get on board. There were also partisan disagreements on many other issues, such as ethics and redistricting.

And despite a mad rush to finish their work, some items were left on the table. There's talk of a return to the statehouse this summer.

Our panel breaks down the spring session. Mark Maxwell, Capitol Bureau Chief for WCIA-TV, joins the discussion.

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Hannah covers state government and politics for NPR Illinois and Illinois Public Radio. She's been dedicated to reporting on the statehouse since interning at NPR Illinois in 2014, with stops at outlets including WILL-AM/FM, Law360, The Daily Line and a temporary stint at political blog Capitol Fax.
The 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.
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