Showing posts with label Rauner. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rauner. Show all posts

Monday, December 28, 2015

I can't imagine why

ILLINOIS LOSES MORE TOTAL POPULATION IN PAST YEAR THAN ANY OTHER STATE, as the rauner style of government kicks in

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SPRINGFIELD - Illinois is in a steep population tailspin, census data shows - and there are multiple reasons why it's happening.
Illinois is in second place for the most people moving to other states in the past year. That’s according to estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau earlier this week. Domestic migration data from July of 2014 to July of 2015 has more than 105,200 people fleeing Illinois for other states. That exceeded the number of people coming to Illinois

Thursday, February 19, 2015

State Cuts

GOVERNOR RAUNER CUTS STATE SPENDING; AVOIDS TAX HIKES FOR NOW

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SPRINGFIELD - After making note of state officials at the State Capitol, Governor Rauner proceeded Wednesday at noon to outline his budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2016, beginning in June, 2015:
Thank you for attending today. Thank you for your service to the people of [Illinois.]
Over the past week, we’ve commemorated the life of Illinois’ greatest leader, Abraham Lincoln.
In the lead up to his signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, President Lincoln delivered a letter to Congress, writing in part:
“The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion… We must think anew and act anew.”
While the challenges before us are very different than those that faced our 16thPresident, here, in the Land of Lincoln, we recognize that the road ahead – our road to a more prosperous future – is a difficult one.
And like President Lincoln’s call to Congress, we too must “think anew and act anew.”

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Rauner's War on Unions



Rauner’s Illinois Revival Project?


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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner PHOTO: ASSOCIATED PRESS
Bruce Rauner has the biggest reclamation project in American politics, and this year it’s the state drama to watch. The first Illinois GOP Governor in 12 years is off to a strong start by targeting the source of the state’s fiscal and economic rot: the corrupt political bargain between state lawmakers and public unions.
On Monday Mr. Rauner signed an executive order ending mandatory union fees for state workers who don’t want to join a union or support its agenda. He declared that Illinois’s contracts with public unions,