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State Week: Congressmen weigh changes in the wake of the ComEd bribery scheme

A few months after the bribery scandal rocked the Illinois government hall, there is still uncertainty about what lawmakers will do in response, if any.

The utility Commonwealth Edison has allowed bribes in exchange for legislative support, but has not reached an agreement on how far the state must go to prevent such actions in the future.

At the same time, ComEd’s parent company, Exelon, has also proposed closing two nuclear power plants in the state. This means unemployment.

And the budget for the new state will be raised from federal incentives. However, it is also required to add new programs and extend other programs.

Listen to a discussion with our panel featuring the Chicago Tribune guest Dan Petrera.

State Week: Congressmen weigh changes in the wake of the ComEd bribery scheme

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