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Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s budget proposal would allow the state to spend more on pressing needs. But that investment would come at a cost: shorting the state’s already underfunded public pension systems. We talk with the author of an analysis about what impact that would have for the future. And, with the state’s teacher shortage worsening, what can be done to get people who aspire to be teachers into those classrooms? In many cases, those individuals are already working at schools as paraprofessionals. We’ll meet one. Those stories and more on this week’s Statewide.
Revised live broadcast from April 27, 2019 on the Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network, online at heartlandnewsfeed.com, Spreaker and other platforms.
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Jake Leonard, a broadcast media and journalism veteran, is the editor-in-chief of Heartland Newsfeed. Leonard is also GM and program director of Heartland Newsfeed Radio Network, wrestling editor and contributing writer for Ambush Sports, a contributing writer for My Sports Vote and Midwest Sports Network, and a former contributor to Bleacher Report and Overtime Heroics. He resides at home in Nokomis, Ill. with his dog Buster.