Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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Springfield Ward 7 Alderman Joe McMenamin

McMenamin joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to offer his opinions on the sudden resignation of acting corporation counsel John Mehlick, whom McMenamin has been critical of.

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What’s Going On at City Hall?

The shakeups continue at Municipal Center West

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Ask the Mayor — 12/04/2013

Springfield Mayor Mike Houston joins Alex Degman and WTAX’s Kirk Farah for this month’s segment.

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AFSCME Council 31 Deputy Director Roberta Lynch

Lynch joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to talk about what she says is a terrible pension deal. Plus, are there parallels between the City of Detroit’s pension crisis and the state of Illinois’?

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Springfield Ward 3 Alderman Doris Turner

Turner joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to discuss lack of action on a proposal to settle a portion of the police document shredding incident between the city and Calvin Christian III.

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State Reps. Rich Brauer, Raymond Poe on Pension Reform

Tuesday’s Morning Newswatch revisited excerpts of conversations between Poe, Brauer and WTAX’s Ray Lytle.

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Illinois Policy Institute: Pension Deal is a Bad Deal

Kristina Rasmussen joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to talk about what she says is a bad deal for Illinois.

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It’s “Giving Tuesday” — How Can You Help Locally?

Tiffany Simmons, Exec. Director of the Community Child Care Connection, joins WTAX’s Alex Degman to explain.

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State Rep. Elaine Nekritz (D-Northbrook)

Nekritz joins WTAX’s Alex Degman, filling in for Bob Murray, to talk about the pension reform legislation likely to get a vote Tuesday.

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Bel-Aire Motel a “Chronic Nuisance?” Not Necessarily.

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Slapping the Bel-Aire Motel with "chronic nuisance" violations could be easier said than done.

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Bomb Squad Investigation into Springfield IED Begins

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The Secretary of State Police Bomb Squad has a daunting task on its hands -- gather information about a pipe bomb it nearly destroyed to prevent it from exploding.

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IPI: Illinois Pension Funding = Problematic

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The right-leaning “free market” advocacy group Illinois Policy Institute says new standards from GASB – the Government Accounting Standards Board – magnify the problem.

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Quinn Signs Millionaire Tax Referendum

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Voters will be able to weigh in on a proposed tax on millionaires this November.

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Coming Soon: Medical Pot

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Those interested in growing and selling marijuana for medicinal purposes in Illinois should be able to apply soon