Sanctuary cities and the state of the state: CTBA in the news
Yesterday, Governor Bruce Rauner gave his State of the State address (full text, Tribune article). You can expect some more analysis of what was in the speech — and what wasn’t — later today on the Budget Blog. But in the meanwhile, check out CTBA’s Executive Director Ralph Martire commenting on the speech below on Chicago Tonight.
Watch online: Reaction to Rauner's State of the State Address from Chicago Tonight. On demand, streaming video from PBSplayer.pbs.org
Another piece of big news yesterday was President Donald Trump’s executive order to pull funds from sanctuary cities and other local governments that don’t cooperate with federal immigration enforcement agencies. Many local news organizations turned to CTBA’s Budget Blog analysis to understand what that might mean for Chicago’s budget. CTBA’s analysis was cited on Chicago Tonight, Chicago Magazine, DNAInfo, the Chicago Sun-Times, and Curbed.