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Today, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments in the Janus vs. AFSCME case. The lawsuit focuses on so called fair share fees paid to public unions. Illinois Education Association President says there is little question that AFSCME represented state workers won't be the only ones impacted by the final decision.

Gov. Bruce Rauner helped launch the case with a lawsuit he filed against AFSCME Council 31, in which he tried to ban fair share fees in state government. The federal court said Rauner did not have standing to bring such a suit, so he turned to a lone state employee—Mark Janus—to allow the legal challenge to proceed in his name. Griffin offered some parting shots.

Governor Rauner was on hand for today's oral arguments.

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