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State Week: 'Lifeline' Spending & Goliath vs. Goliath

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Brian Mackey
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As public universities face fiscal emergencies and domestic violence shelters are closing, House Democrats approve what they call "lifeline spending." Republicans object, saying it relieves pressure on legislators to pass a comprehensive state budget.

Meanwhile, billionaire businessman J.B. Pritzker formally declares his candidacy for governor. Will the Democratic primary be a story of David vs. Goliath vs. David vs. Goliath vs. David?

Brian Mackey hosts with regular panelist Charlie Wheeler and guest Monique Garcia of the Chicago Tribune. Sean Crawford is away.

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