State Week: Budget And More On The Table As Adjournment Nears
Illinois lawmakers and the governor have a busy few days ahead as May 31 is the scheduled end of the spring legislative session. Along with a new spending plan for the next fiscal year, other key issues remain unresolved.
The once-a-decade redistrticting process is underway, but a new map has yet to be made public. And Exelon, parent company of Commonwealth Edison, wants more subsidies. The company has threatened to close additional nuclear plants, with layoffs, unless the state can pony up.
And we discuss how Illinois congressman voted on a plan to create a bi-partisan commission to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection.
Rick Pearson, Chief Political Reporter for the Chicago Tribune, joins the panel.