State Week: Pritzker's Budget Calls For New Taxes, Higher Spending, Pension Holiday
Gov. J.B. Pritzker's first budget proposal is calling for new taxes, more spending, and a series of moves around state pensions. But that's all a placeholder as he begins a push to change Illinois' flat income tax to one where the wealthy pay more.
We'll analyze what he said, what he didn't say, and what's next for Illinois' ailing finances.
Sean Crawford hosts with regular panelists Charlie Wheeler, Brian Mackey and Daisy Contreras, and guest Amanda Kass, associate director of the Government Finance Research Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago.