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Rauner says budget ‘last, best chance’ to get state’s house in order

2/18/2015

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner shared details of his first budget proposal during a Wednesday afternoon address in the state capitol, and he called for steep cuts, including a 31.5 percent cut in state public university appropriations, according to the budget detail.

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President Baker statement on Rauner budget proposal

2/18/2015

Gov. Rauner today in his budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2016 has included a significant reduction in the state’s higher education appropriation. While the magnitude of his proposal is certainly of concern to us and greater than we had hoped, it is important to note that this is the beginning of a legislative process that will play out over the next few months. 

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Rauner: ‘Competitiveness our watchword’

2/4/2015

“Our agenda must be about empowerment, about empowering the people of Illinois to control their futures,” Governor Rauner said in outlining his first-year agenda during Wednesday’s annual Illinois State of the State Address to lawmakers at the state capitol.

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Rauner: ‘We all must shake up our old ways of thinking’

1/12/2015

Bruce Rauner officially took the helm of Illinois Monday, Jan. 12, as the state’s 42nd governor.

Rauner, 57, said he’s getting ready to work toward getting Illinois back on track but warns it’s going to take some sacrifices.

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