NewsViews: State Rep. Tom Cross

March 28, 2011 12:30:19 PM PDT
The lead story in Wednesday's Chicago Tribune makes clear the state's financial crisis: a $40 billion dollar hole, or deficit, in just one pension fund, for public school teachers.

That's in addition to other pension fund deficits, Illinois' budget deficit, its unpaid bills, and its low credit rating. The state faces financial crisis.

We'll discuss it, and other key issues -- such as reapportionment of congressional, and state house and senate districts, and an attempt to revive the death penalty-- with a legislative leader.

State Representative Tom Cross heads the House Republicans and is guest on this edition of NewsViews.