#3306 - Budget Progress & Higher Education Reform

Capitolfax.com’s Rich Miller leads off this week’s Illinois Lawmakers with host Jak Tichenor as lawmakers appear closer to finalizing a budget for next fiscal year.

Senate President Pro Tempore Don Harmon (D) Oak Park and Rep. Tim Butler (R) Springfield tell Tichenor they are optimistic the General Assembly can pass a balanced budget by the May 31st adjournment date.  Later, House Higher Education Committee Chairman Emanuel Chris Welch (D) Hillside and Assistant Senate Republican Leader Chapin Rose (R) Mahomet discuss short and long-term plans for growing enrollment at Illinois public universities as part of a bipartisan, bicameral higher education working group.

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