The Illinois House of Representatives will vote on a budget that is $4-billion less than the $38-billion spending plan approved a week ago after Speaker Michael Madigan said that he does not have enough votes to extend the state’s temporary tax increase.
Capitolfax.com publisher Rich Miller leads off this week’s program with his analysis of the shifting budget dynamics followed by a budget overview by Senate Appropriations Committee One Chairwoman Heather Steans (D) Chicago and Matt Murphy (R) Palatine, the Republican Spokesman on the Appropriations One Committee. Steans also discusses her resolution to have Illinois become the latest state to ratify the federal Equal Rights Amendment. Later, Senator Michael Noland (D) Elgin and Representative Robert Pritchard (R) Hinckley debate efforts to let Illinois voters decide whether the state should increase the minimum wage to $10 an hour in 2015. Hosted by Jak Tichenor.