NPR’s Brian Mackey: “Spending money is always easier to do for politicians than taking more money from their constituents”

The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson

Brian Mackey, NPR Illinois

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Rick Pearson talks with NPR Illinois Springfield correspondent, Brian Mackey, to get his take on the closing of the Spring Legislative Session and state budget deal that was reached. Brian shares his reasons as to why it was so easy to reach a deal, including the increase of funds due to taxes and the lasting impact of how the impasse ended last summer.