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State Week: Has Illinois' Fiscal Status Turned The Corner?

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On this episode, we discuss a credit outlook upgrade for the state, the first time that's happened in nearly twenty years. While it may signal fiscal improvement, Illinois still has a large structural deficit. Also, the Democratic Party of Illinois is in limbo as it awaits clarification on the chair's ability to raise money.

Sarah Mansur with Capitol News Illinois joins the panel.

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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.
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.
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