Welcome to the Fourth of July edition of The Sunday Spin.
To kick the show off, Rick will chat with Sam and Dave about the latest in news and sports. Then, Rick will dive into our weekly spin through national politics, focusing on the inability of Republicans to advance their plan to repeal and replace Obamacare.
After that, Bob Secter, director of investigations for the Better Government Association, joins the show for a full hour. Rick and Secter will spend the first half hour talking about the politics of Washington, the 20 new ATF agents coming to Chicago as Trump’s response to the city’s violent crime and yes, of course, the tweets. Then for the second half hour, they will discuss all things Springfield as lawmakers work over the holiday weekend to see if the state’s historic budget impasse, now in its third year, shows any sign of ending.
To wrap up the conversation on Springfield, Illinois State Comptroler Susana Mendoza stops by. The Comptroler will reveal