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Pritzker’s budget and pension plans could irritate bond markets Pritzker’s budget and pension plans could irritate bond markets

Pritzker’s budget and pension plans could irritate bond markets

Gov. J.B. Pritzker offered an ambitious plan to lawmakers this week to pay down the state’s backlog of unpaid bills, slow down payments into the state’s troubled pension systems while at the same time asking them to put together an ambitious, multi-billion-dollar plan to repair the state’s crumbling roads, bridges, airports and college buildings.

Long, costly road to recovery ahead for state’s infrastructure Long, costly road to recovery ahead for state’s infrastructure

Long, costly road to recovery ahead for state’s infrastructure

Illinois lawmakers were given a rude awakening on Thursday about the condition of the state’s roads and bridges as they began preparing to put together what is expected to be a multi-billion-dollar, long-term capital improvements plan.

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Republican legislators in the General Assembly have chosen new leadership in both the House and Senate. Sen. John Curran and Rep. Tony McCombie each met members of the media after their wins. Listen to their interviews on the latest edition of Capitol Cast.

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