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State Week: A new budget within reach

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Brian Mackey
NPR Illinois

After months of trying to come to an agreement on a new spending plan, it appears state lawmakers and the governor have come together. But it will take a few extra days to get it approved.

Also, Illinois House staff pushing to unionize have been critical of their boss. We also discuss other legislation getting attention in the final days of the session.

Host Sean Crawford is joined by Professor Emeritus Charlie Wheeler and WBEZ/Illinois Public Radio statehouse reporter Alex Degman.

Alex Degman covers Illinois state government for Illinois Public Radio.
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.