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February 16, 2015

Some Democrats Worry Governor Rauner Will Cut Spending To Social Services

 Illinois Republican Governor Bruce Rauner is scheduled to present his budget for the financially struggling state this week. Many Democrats are concerned he will propose big cuts to social service agencies. Chicago Democrat Greg Harris says he doesn’t think Rauner’s plan to cut taxes is sustainable - if he wants to fund mental health services and child welfare programs.


Governor Bruce Rauner before Wednesday's State of the State address.
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February 09, 2015

Rauner Orders State To Stop Collecting Fair Share Union Fees

Gov. Bruce Rauner stepped up his campaign against government employee unions by eliminating so-called "fair share'' dues paid by workers who don't join a union. The Republican said Monday he has signed an executive order erasing what he says is a "critical cog in the corrupt bargain crushing taxpayers.'' 


Gov. Rauner outlines what he calls "education bureaucracy" in a speech in Champaign on Thursday.
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January 30, 2015

Rauner: “Education Bureaucracy” Standing In Way Of Education

Illinois has more than 850 school districts and over 13,000 school administrators in its K-12 system. Gov. Bruce Rauner says those numbers are bloat to the system and is calling for a paring down of what he calls "education bureaucracy."


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