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Pritzker offers $38.7 billion ‘balanced’ budget Pritzker offers $38.7 billion ‘balanced’ budget

Pritzker offers $38.7 billion ‘balanced’ budget

Gov. J.B. Pritzker made clear Wednesday that he believes solving the state’s long-term financial problems will require a new, graduated income tax structure that imposes higher taxes on upper-income Illinoisans.

Pritzker: ‘Time to celebrate’ signing of $15 minimum wage bill Pritzker: ‘Time to celebrate’ signing of $15 minimum wage bill

Pritzker: ‘Time to celebrate’ signing of $15 minimum wage bill

Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill to raise Illinois’ minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025 Tuesday in the Governor’s Mansion, declaring his first major legislative victory “a time to celebrate.” “For nine years there were many forces that were arrayed against giving a raise to the people who work so hard to provide home care for seniors, childcare for toddlers, who...
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The 2022 general election campaign season got into full swing with political events at the Illinois State Fair and the first gubernatorial candidate forum. Peter Hancock and Jerry Nowicki discuss the major themes and issues to watch.

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