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State Week: Pritzker promotes better fiscal picture, calls for tax relief

Gov. J.B. Pritzker outlined his budget proposal for the next fiscal year. During his speech, the governor touted an improved financial outlook. Pritzker wants to use some of the projected windfall for temporary tax relief along with additional spending on education and other areas. He also targeted Republican critics. Our panel discusses the governor's plan and reaction to it.

Host Sean Crawford is joined by Statehouse Editor Hannah Meisel, Professor Emeritus Charlie Wheeler and Chicago Tribune Statehouse Reporter Dan Petrella.

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Hannah covers state government and politics for NPR Illinois and Illinois Public Radio. She previously covered the statehouse for The Daily Line and Law360, and also worked a temporary stint at the political blog Capitol Fax in 2018.
The director of the Public Affairs Reporting (PAR) graduate program is Professor Charles N. Wheeler III, a veteran newsman who came to the University of Illinois at Springfield following a 24-year career at the Chicago Sun-Times.