State Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth (D-Peoria) joined Central Illinois on the Record for an expansive interview covering the budget, Speaker Madigan, the election and criminal justice reform.

Rep. Gordon-Booth, a member of Democratic leadership in the House, says because of her role she may have been insulated from some of the harassment her colleagues and others have been exposed to. However, she believes Speaker Michael Madigan has acted quickly to address issues that have come before him.

Gordon-Booth, a passionate supporter of criminal justice reform, believes the next major topic of discussion likely to confront lawmakers will be the legalization of marijuana.