Another two hours of hard hitting radio comes up between 10 and noon with Bishop On Air on 970 WMAY, The News and Talk of Springfield! Today: Springfield Park District update, and Harris Vs. Quinn headed to the Supreme Court. We're wall-to-wall with interviews and information you can't afford to miss!
Just after Crime Stoppers, we'll talk with Leslie Scro, president of the Springfield Parks Board about the Executive Director job currently held on an interim basis by Derick Harms, a timeline for a proposed dog park at Washington Park and we may even get into some Union business with the most recent story from the Illinois Times titled "Keep on trucking". That's ahead just after 10:20.
Harris Vs. Quinn
Then after 10:30, we'll talk with Pam Harris. She's the mother of an adult child with disabilities. Harris takes care of her son at home with the help of assistance from the state of Illinois. We'll hear her story about how she and other parents that share similar circumstances voted down the option of unionizing which would have compelled the payment of union dues. We'll also hear her journey to the US Supreme Court and how her fight could lead to the demise of forcing union dues on workers. From the Supreme Court case Harris vs. Quinn:
"May a State, consistent with the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution, compel personal care providers to accept and financially support a private organization as their exclusive representative to petition the State for greater reimbursements from its Medicaid programs?"
We'll also talk with State Representative Jim Durkin, who supports Harris in the case. Why does he support her, and what actions in state government has he taken? We'll get to the bottom of that. Also today, we'll talk with Paul Kersey from the Illinois Policy Institute who filed a brief in support of Harris. And, hopefully we hear back from the Illinois Attorney General's office to get their side of the story.
That's all ahead with Bishop On Air only on 970 WMAY, The New and Talk of Springfield!
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