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Rauner files veto messages

Tuesday, Jul 4, 2017 - Posted by Rich Miller

* Keep in mind, these are official, for the permanent historical record veto messages…

Veto Message for SB 6
To the Honorable Members of

The Illinois Senate,

100th General Assembly:

Today I veto Senate Bill 6 from the 100th General Assembly, which is part of Speaker Michael Madigan’s 32% permanent income tax increase forced upon the hard working people of Illinois.

The package of legislation fails to address Illinois’ fiscal and economic crisis – and in fact, makes it worse in the long run. It does not balance the budget. It does not make nearly sufficient spending reductions, does not pay down our debt, and holds schools hostage to force a Chicago bailout.

This budget package does not provide property tax relief to struggling families and employers. It does not provide regulatory relief to businesses to create jobs and grow the economy. It does not include real term limits on state elected officials to fix our broken political system.

Even with the Madigan permanent 32% income tax increase, this budget remains $2 billion out of balance for fiscal year 2018. This budget will require even more tax hikes to balance the budget and pay down the bill backlog. This budget puts Illinois on track for major future tax increases and will lead us to become the highest taxed state in America in the coming years.

Moreover, this budget package holds K-12 school funding across Illinois hostage to force a bailout of Chicago Public Schools. Hidden in this budget are terms that withhold school funding unless the school funding formula is rewritten to shift money from suburban and downstate school districts to CPS.

Budgets in Illinois will not be balanced or stay balanced unless our economy grows faster than our government spending. We have been ignoring that truth for 35 years. This budget package includes no changes to create jobs and grow our economy. It will push more families and businesses out of our state.

Therefore, pursuant to Section 9(b) of Article IV of the Illinois Constitution of 1970, I hereby return Senate Bill 6, entitled “AN ACT concerning appropriations”, with the foregoing objections, vetoed in its entirety.

Sincerely,

Bruce Rauner

GOVERNOR

Veto Message for SB 9
To the Honorable Members of

The Illinois Senate,

100th General Assembly:

Today I veto Senate Bill 9 from the 100th General Assembly, which is part of Speaker Michael Madigan’s 32% permanent income tax increase forced upon the hard working people of Illinois.

The package of legislation fails to address Illinois’ fiscal and economic crisis – and in fact, makes it worse in the long run. It does not balance the budget. It does not make nearly sufficient spending reductions, does not pay down our debt, and holds schools hostage to force a Chicago bailout.

This budget package does not provide property tax relief to struggling families and employers. It does not provide regulatory relief to businesses to create jobs and grow the economy. It does not include real term limits on state elected officials to fix our broken political system.

Even with the Madigan permanent 32% income tax increase, this budget remains $2 billion out of balance for fiscal year 2018. This budget will require even more tax hikes to balance the budget and pay down the bill backlog. This budget puts Illinois on track for major future tax increases and will lead us to become the highest taxed state in America in the coming years.

Moreover, this budget package holds K-12 school funding across Illinois hostage to force a bailout of Chicago Public Schools. Hidden in this budget are terms that withhold school funding unless the school funding formula is rewritten to shift money from suburban and downstate school districts to CPS.

Budgets in Illinois will not be balanced or stay balanced unless our economy grows faster than our government spending. We have been ignoring that truth for 35 years. This budget package includes no changes to create jobs and grow our economy. It will push more families and businesses out of our state.

Therefore, pursuant to Section 9(b) of Article IV of the Illinois Constitution of 1970, I hereby return Senate Bill 9, entitled “AN ACT concerning appropriations”, with the foregoing objections, vetoed in its entirety.

Sincerely,

Bruce Rauner

GOVERNOR

Veto Message for SB 42
To the Honorable Members of

The Illinois Senate,

100th General Assembly:

Today I veto Senate Bill 42 from the 100th General Assembly, which is part of Speaker Michael Madigan’s 32% permanent income tax increase forced upon the hard working people of Illinois.

The package of legislation fails to address Illinois’ fiscal and economic crisis – and in fact, makes it worse in the long run. It does not balance the budget. It does not make nearly sufficient spending reductions, does not pay down our debt, and holds schools hostage to force a Chicago bailout.

This budget package does not provide property tax relief to struggling families and employers. It does not provide regulatory relief to businesses to create jobs and grow the economy. It does not include real term limits on state elected officials to fix our broken political system.

Even with the Madigan permanent 32% income tax increase, this budget remains $2 billion out of balance for fiscal year 2018. This budget will require even more tax hikes to balance the budget and pay down the bill backlog. This budget puts Illinois on track for major future tax increases and will lead us to become the highest taxed state in America in the coming years.

Moreover, this budget package holds K-12 school funding across Illinois hostage to force a bailout of Chicago Public Schools. Hidden in this budget are terms that withhold school funding unless the school funding formula is rewritten to shift money from suburban and downstate school districts to CPS.

Budgets in Illinois will not be balanced or stay balanced unless our economy grows faster than our government spending. We have been ignoring that truth for 35 years. This budget package includes no changes to create jobs and grow our economy. It will push more families and businesses out of our state.

Therefore, pursuant to Section 9(b) of Article IV of the Illinois Constitution of 1970, I hereby return Senate Bill 42, entitled “AN ACT concerning appropriations”, with the foregoing objections, vetoed in its entirety.

Sincerely,

Bruce Rauner

GOVERNOR

       

78 Comments
  1. - Anon - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 2:23 pm:

    This is so ridiculous. There race is on to brand this tax increase.


  2. - Annonin' - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 2:26 pm:

    The messages put the total incompetence of Gov”Happy” Junk and all the stooge/$uper$tars on full display


  3. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 2:26 pm:

    He is looking for the Win/Win. Rauner wants an override so he has the money, and can fix the blame in the next election. He could of held it, but he sent it right back so the override can take place. If there aren’t enough votes a few extra Rep. will jump on.


  4. - JohnnyPyleDriver - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 2:26 pm:

    So this DOESN’T balance? I’ve seen people from both sides say it does balance


  5. - Casual observer - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 2:30 pm:

    I hope the word “disingenuous ” didn’t make the ban list. That is how I would describe this Governor right now. Perfidy may have been overused lately but also appropriate.


  6. - tmfbitu - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 2:31 pm:

    A campaign ad writer’s work has no boundaries.


  7. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 2:34 pm:

    ==So this DOESN’T balance? I’ve seen people from both sides say it does balance==

    Those same people claimed the budgets over the last 17 years were “balanced” too


  8. - Well then - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 2:34 pm:

    And he’s against it.


  9. - Rabid - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 2:35 pm:

    Duh, it’s a senate bill veto and senate override, how is this tax hike mike


  10. - Big R.Ph. - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 2:36 pm:

    The only card Rauner had left to play to get his other items addressed was the “wait and veto later” card.
    Overplayed by the Gov in my opinion


  11. - Archiesmom - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 2:36 pm:

    I can’t post anything without violating the rules. That’s how tired, frustrated and angry I am


  12. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 2:37 pm:

    This is written by the marketing section of his re-election campaign. Both parties have blame here though. It’s good it’s getting overridden, but there is a need for real reform. This won’t happen with Rauner back in office for 4 more years. Madigan also won’t look at realistic reforms either as long as the governor is seen as enemy #1 by him. However I could’ve seen some resemblance of reform if Rauner wasnt so headstrong on everything.


  13. - Hemingway - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 2:37 pm:

    I sense the start of a campaign meme in his messages.


  14. - AC - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 2:38 pm:

    ==This budget will require even more tax hikes to balance the budget and pay down the bill backlog.==

    There’s Rauner on record saying he wants an even greater tax increase. Interesting.


  15. - atsuishin - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 2:38 pm:

    really hoping that house can sustain this veto. IL will not survive this massive tax increase and will face a death by 1000 cuts. the productive members have society will have no choice but to leave and move to a better state.


  16. - Not Rich - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 2:39 pm:

    BVR’s obsession with Madigan will be his downfall..


  17. - cdog - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 2:39 pm:

    Democrats like bigger government, and the taxes and spending that go with it.

    Republicans want the opposite.

    Everybody is playing their roles as they should. Finally.

    I was really hopeful their would be a great compromise but the double-dealing opportunity got too tempting.


  18. - Louis Capricious - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 2:39 pm:

    === The package of legislation fails to address Illinois’ fiscal and economic crisis – and in fact, makes it worse in the long run. ===

    Then why, a reasonable mind might ask, doesn’t Gov. Tough Guy keep legislators in Springfield until they get the job done?

    Because this tax hike/veto/override is exactly what the governor wants.

    The willingness to exploit the benefits of the forthcoming revenue (how many times have we heard him boast about school funding under his watch?) while taking none of the responsibility - indeed, while castigating those who do - is appalling.


  19. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 2:40 pm:

    Madigan is to blame, so is Rauner. The override was needed and Rauner knows it. He’s just going to use it in an attempt to get re-elected again. As an independent I’m really done with this governor’s headstrong nature and Madigan’s inability to consider real reform.

    Lets just hope the election cycle doesn’t go completely crazy


  20. - Keyrock - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 2:41 pm:

    Has “perfidy” been banned?


  21. - JohnnyPyleDriver - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 2:41 pm:

    ==IL will not survive this massive tax increase and will face a death by 1000 cuts. the productive members have society will have no choice but to leave and move to a better state.==

    I remember 2011-2014 as slightly less….hellscapey….than this. Heck, maybe less hellscapey than today!


  22. - Rabid - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 2:42 pm:

    I like the picture of golberg with his tiny hands crossed, and no cranium


  23. - JohnnyPyleDriver - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 2:44 pm:

    ==Those same people claimed the budgets over the last 17 years were “balanced” too==

    I think the rating agency even referenced bringing spending in line with revenues in their statement about the house advancement on sunday


  24. - My New Handle - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 2:46 pm:

    Rich Miller banned exclamation pints from his blog. I wish he would ban the word “reform.”


  25. - T Sowell - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 2:46 pm:

    This was a budget to pass on Labor Day - not on Independence Day.


  26. - Calhoun Native - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 2:47 pm:

    I’ve obtained a video of the Governor’s veto:

    http://youtu.be/4v3etuIw-aM


  27. - RNUG - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 2:48 pm:

    Wonder how long he has had them in the can, waiting to press “send”.


  28. - Oswego Willy - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 2:48 pm:

    - Keyrock -

    ===“Empathetic.” The word is “empathic”===

    em·pa·thet·ic - adjective… showing an ability to understand and share the feelings of another

    Sorry, I had to, lol.

    Happy 4th.

    OW


  29. - ??? - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 2:48 pm:

    Atsuishin, somehow Ilinois “survived” the massive (in your mind) tax increase from 2011, and this new rate is lower than that one was. Not by much, granted, but it’s still lower. Stop with the hand-wringing already.


  30. - 360 Degree Turnaround - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 2:53 pm:

    This session just got worse for the biz groups


  31. - RNUG - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 2:54 pm:

    == Everybody is playing their roles as they should.==

    Come on -cdog-, you are a regular and have to know the passed D budget is about $1B less than the introduced Rauner budget.


  32. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 2:54 pm:

    For the historical record, Rauner knows his ABCs: Always Be Campaignin’.

    Followed by D for Dilletante.


  33. - Texas Red - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 2:54 pm:

    Today will be relived so many times in the 2018 and 2020 campaigns. Get used to reruns.


  34. - Willie - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 2:55 pm:

    Tiny hands Goldberg leader of the Superstars


  35. - Kids not politics - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 2:58 pm:

    Does he realize his proposed budget (SB 2214 - Pg 533) literally contains the same language making the Evidence Based Model a prerequisite for K-12 funding?


  36. - Huh? - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 2:58 pm:

    1.4% doesn’t realizeit, but he has just been saved from himself by the general assembly.


  37. - Capitol View - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 3:03 pm:

    The guv prefers to continue as captain of the Titanic. Sorry, cooler heads on both sides of the aisle have prevailed.


  38. - JS Mill - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 3:05 pm:

    Hmmm….this is the income tax rate Rauner wanted.

    The approved budget spends less than the Rauner budget.

    So what he wants isn’t good enough? Seems like he cannot be pleased.

    Property taxes do not impact the state budget and should be a local control issue.

    Work on Workers comp changes after budget.

    Pension has already been addressed.

    2 total Rauner victories and that isn’t enough for little lord Fauntleroy? I wonder which one of his homes he is grilling out at today?


  39. - RNUG - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 3:05 pm:

    == 1.4% doesn’t realize it, but he has just been saved from himself by the general assembly. ==

    Oh, he realizes it. So far, everything has gone according to his plan … with just a relatively minimal number of GOP votes required.

    But we still need to see how this plays out in the House; will be have the same exact names or will there be some “fade” on the D side?


  40. - X-prof - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 3:11 pm:

    Rauner’s right that we need structural reforms beyond this budget, just wrong about which reform. Why not a new fair-share tax to make sure the top few percenters pay the same *overall* tax rate as the average tax-payer.

    It’s the ultimate flat tax plan to avoid redistribution of wealth (upward). GOP should love it, and no constitutional amendment needed. Yea!

    Happy 4th.


  41. - Fax Machine - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 3:21 pm:

    So what happens if he vetos SB1? Or is that his remaining leverage to try to get some kind of property tax freeze etc?


  42. - Steve - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 3:21 pm:

    Does anyone have a guess when the next income tax hike is coming? Next year? Two years from now? Anyway, what if we have a national recession in the next 4 years? Will these tax increases actually bring in more money?


  43. - Clockwork Orangutan - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 3:21 pm:

    Rich, have you seen the other filings by the Governor today? It looks like a bunch of appointments were withdrawn.


  44. - Fax Machine - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 3:22 pm:

    Then again maybe the rebel House Republicans will back overturn of an SB1 Veto


  45. - Ajjacksson - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 3:22 pm:

    How can this tax increase be called “massive?” It’s an extra $1.20 for every $100 earned; and if an individual makes over $38K and itemizes, the tax deductible aspect effectively cuts it down to 90 cents or less for each $100 earned. How does that qualify as “massive?”


  46. - Whoelse - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 3:25 pm:

    Madigan should wait until the ratings agencies downgrade illinois and then try to override this veto.


  47. - HH is forever - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 3:34 pm:

    The veto message says the budget language re: the appropriation for evidence-based model is holding schools hostage. Of course, the Governor’s own budget in SB2214 had the exact same language…

    From SB2214:
    “Section 5. The following amounts, or so much thereof as may be necessary, are appropriated to the Illinois State Board of Education for Evidence-Based Funding, provided for in Section 18-8.15 of the School Code:”

    From SB6:
    “Section 5. The following amounts, or so much thereof as may be necessary, are appropriated to the Illinois State Board of Education for Evidence-Based Funding, provided for in Section 18-8.15 of the School Code:”


  48. - Seymourkid - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 3:36 pm:

    The man doesn’t know anything about governin


  49. - cdog - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 3:38 pm:

    RNUG. I just don’t trust the controlling democrats, especially the ones from Chicago.

    I am glad this budget is more austere than normal for this same crowd, but I fear full Chicago democrat control of the state.

    Mr. Miller doesn’t like this kind of geographical thought line-up, but I think it’s always been this way. Illinois would stand a good chance of being a red state, if not for Chicago, and would have the fiscal values that go with that.

    On full alert, here, for stuff/taxes/laws to go south.

    BTW, how much money does it cost us statewide, across all categories, to allow Chicago to be a “sanctuary city.”

    Anybody have that number?


  50. - IRLJ - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 3:40 pm:

    I’m almost starting to believe that Madigan has won.
    Sure, the bottom line is what happens in November 2018.
    But in the meanwhile, he gets a budget he can rightly label bipartisan; he gets Rauner earning the ‘Governor Junk’ label by issuing his vetoes; and, regardless of the override vote in the House, Rauner is stuck. If the override works, he’s the one whose attempted obstruction of salvation failed. If the override fails, Rauner wears the jacket for what happens next.
    Well-played?
    Meanwhile, oh yeah, lest we forget, we the people are better off for the passage of the budget!


  51. - Chicago - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 3:51 pm:

    What is your vision of an Illinois without the Chicago area? Yes, it would be a red state. But, the Chicago area is 3/4 the population of the state, has seen 4/5 of all new job creation since the recession, and generates 2/3 of all state tax revenue.


  52. - former southerner - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 4:00 pm:

    Chicago @ 3:51,
    Exactly and big ag downstate isn’t looking so great as the ethanol gravy train is going to run out. The Chicago economic machine importance will continue to grow and its taxes will provide the elderly non-public sector “tax eaters” with the social support as they grow old. About as sad and humorous as all of the rural poor elderly whites who cheered Trump and are now finding out what that really means for them.


  53. - Coconut - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 4:01 pm:

    Over 60% of Illinoisans report they don’t feel the budget crisis. 100% of them will feel/see an increase in state income taxes though. The politics is on Bruce Rauner’s side here.


  54. - MSIX - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 4:10 pm:

    =What is your vision of an Illinois without the Chicago area?=

    It’s called Kansas.


  55. - cdog - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 4:16 pm:

    I’m raised by Kansans, and just got back from there. They’re doing fine and don’t want much of nothing from anybody.


  56. - Pot calling kettle - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 4:18 pm:

    The question the press needs to ask the Gov is this: “why didn’t you rewrite these bills using line-item and amendatory vetoes?” And “why was the k-12 language ok in your budget but not in the dem bill?”


  57. - Louis G. Atsaves - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 4:21 pm:

    No reform bills. More status quo. Madigan and Rauner still sniping at each other in the spirit of discussion and cooperation, as redefined by Springfield politicians.

    Just tax increases and spending measures. Past due bills? May be paid down a smidge. This assumes everyone has the intestinal fortitude to watch spending carefully. This also assumes court ordered spending doesn’t overwhelm these packages. How many other lawsuits demanding payment are out there? Including the union matters?

    Illinois. Laughing Stock of the nation.

    There. I said that without a single exclamation point. Hope that makes everyone feel better.


  58. - SAP - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 4:22 pm:

    ==Illinois would stand a good chance of being a red state, if not for Chicago …==. If a frog had wings it wouldn’t bump its a** a-hopping.


  59. - wordslinger - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 4:29 pm:

    yeah, CDog, it’s been all sweetness and light in Kansas state government the last couple of years. Everyone pleased and content.

    You are on a rip, my friend.

    Let us know when you come up with that “sanctuary city number” (whatever that means).

    Maybe a nap first, though.


  60. - cdog - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 5:03 pm:

    Word, be nice.

    I must say my bills are much lower when I say no to squatters that don’t belong. /s


  61. - peon - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 5:20 pm:

    So this is how budget-as-leverage ends: a pointless veto in a darkened room ?

    There were so many other roads that could have been gone down since Jan 2015.


  62. - Huh? - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 5:23 pm:

    Anybody else notice the cut and paste job? Looks word for word between the 3 veto messages.


  63. - AnonyMoose - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 6:15 pm:

    Calhoun Native - That video is hilarious. Thanks for the LOL.


  64. - Jibba - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 6:35 pm:

    If Ranuer didn’t want the budget to get overridden, he would not have vetoed so quickly. He will be celebrating tonight with a thousand dollar bottle of champagne and estimating how many Dem seats can be flipped, which is his true motive.


  65. - Demoralized - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 6:37 pm:

    You’re really chasing after squirrels with that sanctuary city argument aren’t you cdog.

    Thanks for lightening things up with your funny comments today


  66. - No Sense - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 6:51 pm:

    Maine, New Jersey end state government shutdowns
    Why can’t we ?


  67. - Thomas Griffin - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 6:56 pm:

    Rauner traded Door Number Three for a goat because he got greedy and would not make a deal. Wha, Wha, Wha, What. Baaaa,


  68. - Anonymous - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 7:23 pm:

    Man, Rauner will pound Madigan in the next election for Governor, if only Madigan was his opponent.


  69. - West Side the Best Side - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 8:47 pm:

    Except for Constitutional guarantees - like the pensions, which some people can’t accept- nothing is permanent. The next GA can come up with a different tax rate. So for that (several banned words) Rauner to begin his veto message with that claim is just so much (banned words.)


  70. - Blue dog dem - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 9:04 pm:

    Cdog. Republicans are not really for smaller govt. Rauner in fact loves EDGE/Intersect Illinois. Republicans love the farm industry and the farm industry loves lots of programs. Rauner loves big K-12. Rauner, i think, loves medicaid expansion at election time.


  71. - Dr X - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 9:42 pm:

    Let it burn I guess. Any budget cannot pass on Dem votes alone. The Raunerites must be held accountable for their obstruction and lack of gubernatorial leadership for the last 2 years.


  72. - My New Handle - Tuesday, Jul 4, 17 @ 10:13 pm:

    Madigan will want more than 15 Rs on a override.


  73. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Jul 5, 17 @ 8:04 am:

    Rauner owns Illinois $14,000,000,000 debt. His inaction, inability to negotiate, and his head strong myopic vision is the cause.

    Maybe now he will have time to dirty up that immaculate wood work shop.


  74. - Leadership - Wednesday, Jul 5, 17 @ 8:40 am:

    I hope all will see that in his 1st paragraph he explains everything. This is an Illinois tax increase not one specific person. The governor has never stopped running for office long enough to govern. Trying to label the increase to the speaker is SAD, the governor’s proposed budget required increased revenue to fill its gap. If the governor really didn’t want a tax increase he should have submitted a budget that balanced with current revenue

    what do “good” business people do with an employee that refuses to do his job?


  75. - Disappointed taxpayers - Wednesday, Jul 5, 17 @ 8:47 am:

    Tax hike Mike’s plan is just more of the same that has driven the state to the brink of finincial failure. We all know what Tax Hike Mike will do with more money -spend it. While increasing taxes might be part of the solution, it is not the solution. We need more growth, more jobs, and less regulation to create a more competitive state. Hiking taxes just doesn’t do what needs to be done. After the money is spent by dems, where will we be? Still hemoraging jobs and people. Still headed for finincial failure. Madigan has run the state for more than 20 years. Madigan and his crew own the debt. All of it.

    Sad.


  76. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Jul 5, 17 @ 8:50 am:

    ===…plan is just more of the same that has driven the state to the brink of finincial failure===

    Having a budget is the #1 priority of any governor.

    The fact others see that Rauner has yet to sign a budget for the state of Illinois as anything but a failure by Governor Rauner is…

    Sad.


  77. - Dissappointed taxpayers - Wednesday, Jul 5, 17 @ 9:13 am:

    Actually, my dear friend, the governor’s #1 priority under the state constitution is running the executive branch.


  78. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Jul 5, 17 @ 9:16 am:

    ===…the governor’s #1 priority under the state constitution is running the executive branch.===

    How do you propose to do that without a budget?


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