The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson Full Show 6/26/16: Juan Perez Jr., Leanne Redden and Christopher Mooney
This week on The Sunday Spin, Tribune metro writer, Juan Perez Jr. stops by. Perez gives us the scoop on where things stand for CPS for schools opening in August, the budget deficit and Gov. Bruce Rauner’s opposition to what he calls a “bailout” for the city’s public schools. After that, we speak to Leanne Redden. Leanne is the executive director of the Regional Transportation Authority and mass transit. She explains why they are also caught in what we all call the Springfield stalemate. And last but not least, we’ll talk to a longtime friend of the program, Christopher Mooney. Chris is the director of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs for the University of Illinois and we’ll talk about where there’s a realistic chance for even a short-term budget agreement when lawmakers convene in Springfield as well as how the presidential race impacts Illinois politics.