Podcasts: Morning Newswatch Podcasts

Morning Newswatch Podcasts

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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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WTAX’s Bob Murray talks with Cathy Schwartz

Muni Season passes are available for Holiday Giving!!

Recent Headlines

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Quinn v Rauner on Minimum Wage

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Both candidates for governor say they support raising the state’s minimum wage—but under different circumstances

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Durbin Says President Should Take Unilateral Action on Immigration Reform

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Durbin is encouraging the president to unilaterally deal with issues surrounding the unaccompanied children coming to the U.S. border

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State Will Stop Charging Retirees Premiums

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Local ruling is in line with state Supreme Court

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Flooding Thursday

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Some power is still out, says CWLP