What Pensions, Opioids And Sports Betting Mean For Illinois’s Finances | WBEZ
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What Pensions, Opioids And Sports Betting Mean For Illinois’s Finances

Many towns in Illinois, including Harvey in the suburbs south of Chicago, are not making their pension payments. So, what does that mean for the state’s finances overall? Morning Shift checks in with Liz Farmer, public finance writer for Governing Magazine, about how the state’s pension crisis is affecting finances for the state of Illinois overall. Farmer also explains how the opioid crisis is costing the state and what legalizing sports betting in Illinois could mean for the state’s financial picture.

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Liz Farmer, public finance writer for Governing Magazine

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