Back in December, Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner said Democrats had concocted a "booby-trap budget" that would detonate just as he took office. He was right. But is Rauner setting another trap with a new pension reform plan he proposed last week? Rich Miller of Capitol Fax explains.
The billionaire Republican Governor of Illinois, Bruce Rauner, injected himself into ceremonies in Chicago last week presided over by the city's Democratic mayor and the nation's Democratic president.
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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner delivered his first budget address to the General Assembly Feb . 18, outlining his plans for getting the state's finances back on track.
Gov. Bruce Rauner didn't just deliver his Budget Address on Wednesday. He detonated a bomb over state budgeting practices and philosophy that have guided Illinois government finances for at least 12 years.
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has made his criticism of public unions clear, signing an executive order to stop mandatory "fair share" fees and expressing support for local "right-to-work zones" throughout the state.
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner introduced his plan for the state's Fiscal Year 2016 budget during an address in front of the General Assembly Feb. 18. Rauner outlined a plan that his administration says would eliminate a $6.2-billion budget deficit.
A lot of Illinoisans, including Gov. Bruce Rauner, have come out in favor of beefing up Illinois' business climate in order to in turn improve the finances of the state and of individual Illinoisans.
The more important part of Rauner's action Monday was a motion he filed in federal court that is intended to elicit a decision from the U.S. Supreme Court on Rauner's belief that forcing non-union employees to pay any fee to a public-sector union is a First Amendment violation.
When Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner was elected in 2014, he ran on an anti-tax platform. But is he trying to sneak a tax increase past voters that he never called for in last year's campaign?
Illinois' poverty rate is the highest it's been in about 55 years, says a new study by the Social Impact Research Center. It's been on a steady rise for the last fifteen years, with 14.7 percent of Illinoisans now living at or below the poverty line as defined the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The Civic Federation, the respected, Chicago-based fiscal watchdog, is hardly a bastion of tax-and-spend liberalism. Yet this week, for the second time in less than a year, it issued a warning that the state had put itself in serious financial danger when it allowed its personal and corporate income tax rates to fall by 25 percent on Jan. 1.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel will face four challengers. Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, Ald. Robert Fioretti, South Side businessman Willie Wilson and community activist William "Dock" Walls are all bidding for the city's top office.