Monday, Aug 28, 2017

Aug. 28, 2017 show

Mary Massingale, CCI's director of communications, fills in as host since Bob Gilligan was in Springfield lobbying for the Scholarship Tax Credit. Sarah Brune, executive director of the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform, joins Mary to talk about the especially large number of state legislator retirements being announced ahead of the 2018 legislative campaign season. Next, Greg Dolan, associate director for public policy for Catholic education for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, discusses the preliminary details of the Scholarship Tax Credit currently being sought by CCI and expected to be voted on tomorrow in the Illinois House. Then, Tom Olp and Stephen Crampton, attorneys with the Thomas More Society, talk about their latest legal move in trying to burst the city of Chicago's bubble zone. Finally, Sue Barrett, executive director of Aid for Women, the leading pregnancy resource center in Chicagoland, joins Mary to talk about the organization's annual fundraising dinner set for Sept. 14, featuring political columnist/commentator Cal Thomas.