Capitol Update, Extending Temporary Income Tax increase, and Education Funding

Illinois Lawmakers returns with weekly coverage of the spring session of the Illinois General Assembly during the month of May.  Illinois Public Radio Bureau Chief Amanda Vinicky leads off this week’s coverage with an update on the latest developments under the Capitol dome.  Next, House Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie (D) Chicago and Deputy Senate Republican Leader Matt Murphy (R) Palatine debate the pros and cons of extending the state’s temporary income tax increase in separate interviews with series host Jak Tichenor.  Rounding out the program, Sen. Andy Manar (D) Bunker Hill and Sen. Jason Barickman (R) Bloomington discuss their work in crafting a new proposal to overhaul the state’s education funding system to send more dollars to Illinois’ poorest school districts.

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