Interview: Sen. Harmon And Rep. Durkin

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Last Friday night, PBS viewers in central Illinois got to see us bring our radio show to television. It was a pilot episode for a program we’re calling The 21st at the Capitol.In the broadcast, I spoke with Illinois Senate President Don Harmon, a Democrat from Oak Park; and House Minority Leader Jim Durkin, a Republican from Western Springs.

We talked about Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s budget proposal — and other issues related to taxes and spending. Plus what to do with a potential windfall of billions in federal COVID relief, the state’s energy infrastructure, pensions, and the many definitions of what would make sure Illinois’ legislative district maps are “fair.”

Guests:

Illinois Senate President Don Harmon, (D) Oak Park

Illinois House Minority Leader Jim Durkin, (R) Western Springs

Prepared for web by Zainab Qureshi

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March 10, 2021 at 10:42AM

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