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On day 686 without a state budget, Bruce Rauner reported a $20 million contribution from Ken Griffin. The contribution is the largest individual contribution by a noncandidate in Illinois state history.
The staggering figure begs the question: What has Ken Griffin seen from Governor Rauner’s time in office that makes him think he’s worth $20 million dollars?
In making the contribution Ken Griffin stated, “he has the winning plan to create jobs, improve our schools and put Illinois on the right path forward.”
Is it a secret plan? Because here’s what Illinoisans have actually seen from Governor Rauner’s time in office:
687 days without a state budget.
$14.3 billion in unpaid bills.
A state economy in crisis, with jobs and businesses leaving the state and workers giving up on finding employment.
Cuts and unpaid bills to Illinois schools, leading to plans for layoffs and slashing of programs.
Attacks on unions and the rights of working families to organize.
“Bruce Rauner is being rewarded by his special interest friends for failing to produce a budget, putting our schools and our state economy at risk, and attacking our working families,” said Pritzker campaign spokeswoman Jordan Abudayyeh. “It’s clear that Bruce Rauner and Ken Griffin’s Rauner-Trump agenda does not work for Illinois families. Rauner’s broken promises and made up plans won’t solve this crisis of his own making. Illinois families are ready for a leader like JB who will stand with them to clean up Rauner’s mess.”