WSIU InFocus (Episode #815)
Thursday, June 13 at 9:30pm
Repeats: On WSIU HD -- 6/16 at 11:30am
Repeats: On WSIU World -- 6/15 at 4pm, 616 at 9pm, 6/17 at 8pm
Illinois Lawmakers left Springfield on May 31 after passing a $35.4-billlion budget, concealed carry legislation, and expanding the state's Medicaid system, but they'll be back in town later this month after failing to solve the state's nearly $100-billion public pension crisis.
On this special edition of WSIU InFocus, Jak Tichenor talks with area lawmakers about what happens next in the pension issue, implementing concealed carry, and a host of other topics, including fracking, same-sex marriage, and casino gaming.
Guests will include Rep. John Bradley (D-Marion), Sen. David Luechtefeld (R-Okawville), Rep. Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro), and Rep. Brandon Phelps (D-Harrisburg).