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February 15, 2018

Reactions To Gov. Rauner’s Budget Address; Trump’s ‘Harvest Box’ Plan; AG Candidate Scott Drury

On the 21st: Reactions from Senate President John Cullerton, Rep. David Harris, and WBEZ political reporter Tony Arnold on Gov. Rauner's budget address. Plus, Dr. Craig Gundersen from the University of Illinois talks about President Trump's plan to convert electronic food benefits to boxes of packaged food. We also conclude our interviews with candidates for attorney general with state representative Scott Drury. 


Gov. Bruce Rauner ran TV ads touting Illinois school funding reform law, but his proposed budget would alter the model lawmakers approved.
Screenshot of ad from Citizens For Rauner, Inc.
February 15, 2018

Old Idea Could Change School Funding Dollars

One of the biggest changes Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed in today's budget address is making local school districts bear the costs of teacher pensions. The idea has been kicked around by both parties for years, most recently in Rauner’s bipartisan, bicameral school funding reform commission.


sexual harassment training
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February 14, 2018

Sexual Harassment Researcher: Most Workplace Training Falls Short

The “Me Too” movement brought attention to the issue of sexual harassment in entertainment, but the problem manifests itself in the sciences as well. U of I anthropologist Kate Clancy studies sexual harassment in the sciences and says most university training programs are not effective because they're not based on research.


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