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State Week: AFSCME Contract; Abortion Court Fight; Former Madigan Staffer Responds To Accusations

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AFSCME, Illinois biggest laobr union representing state government employees, was in the Fourth District Appellate Court this week. It's fighting a move by the Rauner administration to declare an impasse in contract negotiations, which are three years overdue.

Meanwhile, abortion opponents were in the same courtroom seeking to overturn last year's law allowing public funding of abortion. And Kevin Quinn, formerly a top political worker for Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan, is speaking out about allegations of harassment by former staffer Alaina Hampton.

Sean Crawford hosts with regular panelists Charlie Wheeler, Brian Mackey and Daisy Contreras, and guest Doug Finke of GateHouse Media and The State Journal-Register.

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