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State Week: Marijuana Justice, Coming Tax Fight, Pritzker's 2020 Agenda

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Brian Mackey
NPR Illinois

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx personally filed paperwork that led to vacating and expunging the marijuana convictions of more than 1,000 people.

Gov. J.B. Pritkzer, who joined her at the courthouse, says it's first round of many thousands more to come.

Meanwhile, Pritzker put $5 million into a political action committee advocating for voter approval of a graduated income tax, and he talked about his agenda for the legslative session set to begin in January.

Sean Crawford hosts with regular panelists Charlie Wheeler and Brian Mackey, and guest Tina Sfondeles of The Chicago Sun-Times.

Brian Mackey formerly reported on state government and politics for NPR Illinois and a dozen other public radio stations across the state. Before that, he was A&E editor at The State Journal-Register and Statehouse bureau chief for the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.
The former 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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