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Asked about credit for his chief, Rauner instead praises legislators, self

Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017

* WCIA’s Mark Maxwell never did get an answer to the question he posed to Gov. Rauner today. Or did he?

MAXWELL: Your chief of staff Kristina Rasmussen of the Illinois Policy Institute has long advocated school choice. How much credit does she get for any of this? Was she instrumental in this process down the stretch?

RAUNER: Um, this is, was done by the legislators in, um, the General Assembly, negotiated on a bipartisan basis. And certainly I personally have been very involved in this for, since I became governor I’ve been an advocate for more school choice since I became governor. But what I mostly strongly advocated is for more equitable funding. And more funding overall. I’ve pushed for more state support since I became governor because we inadequately funded our schools for years and that we’ve inequitably funded. Before I became governor, um, the school funding from the state had been cut four times in the prior ten years* before I became governor. I asked it to be increased every year that I’ve been governor. And I formed, the bipartisan commission was formed at my request to take on the challenge of coming up with a new formula. And I want to compliment the legislators who came together to work out this bill. It’s very challenging. Folks in Illinois have tried to change or fix our funding formula for decades. And this has been achieved now and I think it’s a wonderful achievement for the General Assembly and everyone who advocates for high quality education.

*That claim has been rated “Mostly False” by Politifact.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

36 Comments
  1. - Political Animal - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 11:46 am:

    So first he fired her handpicked staff.

    Now he wont’ give her praise.

    Why would she stick around? Is she even really the Chief?


  2. - Linus - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 11:47 am:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nc2GSjmsYQ

    “Pay no attention to that chief of staff behind the curtain!”


  3. - Oswego Willy - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 11:48 am:

    Dear Kristina Rasmussen,

    “Rent, don’t buy.”

    OW


  4. - 47th Ward - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 11:48 am:

    ===Before I became governor, um, the school funding from the state had been cut four times in the prior ten years before I became governor.===

    This can’t be true, can it? I keep hearing how Democrats never cut spending, that we always do the bidding of the teachers unions, etc.

    Also, there is no I in team, but there is an M and an E. Lol.


  5. - 360 Degree TurnAround - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 11:49 am:

    Update resume as well.


  6. - 360 Degree TurnAround - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 11:50 am:

    ===Before I became governor, um, the school funding from the state had been cut four times in the prior ten years before I became governor.===

    Wasn’t it cut with his veto?


  7. - WhoKnew - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 11:50 am:

    Ahh!
    The final phase of a project.
    Praise and Honors for the none participants!


  8. - Norseman - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 11:52 am:

    Thump, thump (that was the sound of the bus being driven over Rasmussen).

    Actually, don’t be too dismissal of Rasmussen role in the win. If BTIA™ hadn’t screwed things up so badly, Rauner may not have as receptive to Durkin and Bradley’s negotiated product.


  9. - Mrs Robinson - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 11:59 am:

    Haha! He can’t help himself from throwing his staff under the bus every chance he gets! If she’s so great, would it really hurt him to just give her a nod?


  10. - Ghost - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 12:07 pm:

    Prior to Rauner the Dems cut education and social setvices. he helped save them by waiting two years to provide inadequate funding.

    Lets not forget everytime Rauner complains about the size of the tax increase…. it would have been Much smaller had he just pished to keep the prior increase in place. the higher amount was caused by his anti tax position which caused larger debt problems.

    no wonder so many of the companies he buys go bankrupt


  11. - Henry Francis - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 12:10 pm:

    I count 14 references to himself in that stumblin’ rumblin’ response. I particularly liked this sentence “And I formed, the bipartisan commission was formed at my request . . .”

    He is trying really hard to make it seem like he had a big role in this. But from what I have read and heard, it only got done because he was pushed to the side and the pros in the legislature figured out how to get it done despite the Guv.

    After the override of his budget veto he was shown as weak. Ever since then, it seems his actions, despite being all over the place and disastrous, have been an attempt for him to appear powerful. His veto of the school funding bill was him playing big boss man - nothing gets done until HE says so. And yet because he had no clue on the number of votes needed to override, it backfired and made him look even weaker.


  12. - Pundent - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 12:22 pm:

    I think Norseman is right. In some perverse way swapping out staff and bringing in the IPI’ers produced the unforced errors that allowed Durkin and Brady to be able to cut a deal. But at this point I think that Rauner is wise to do anything he can to distance himself from IPI.

    I’m not sure what to make of the comment regarding Dem’s cutting education funding 4 times in the prior 10 years and Rauner’s desire to raise it. Is it unbelievable because Dem’s didn’t do this or is it inaccurate because Rauner is (in the words of Charles Thomas) a “fiscal conservative”? /s


  13. - DuPage Saint - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 12:27 pm:

    Rated “mostly false ” has to be an improvement for Rauner


  14. - help - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 12:28 pm:

    Maybe someone can help me understand … how are we squaring the idea that his staff is dominated by right-wing nutjobs with ed funding compromise, AVR and TRUST act all coming under their tenure?


  15. - Mr. K. - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 12:31 pm:

    KR escorted to the door by armed security Friday @ 4:30p?

    Rauner is one of the few politicians who — lately at least — is ready to name names (”X and Y wrote the press release — not me”) and use the first person (”I passed it.”) instead of (”We passed it.”).

    That’s another tell. When he switches to first person, the bus is coming.


  16. - Texas Red - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 12:32 pm:

    In is defense it was part of the TAG …

    Student and Career Success Package..
    Increase state support for P-K-12, especially for low income families
    Provide more high quality education options to student through tax credit scholarships

    https://www.illinois.gov/gov/Documents/CompiledPacket.pdf


  17. - Arsenal - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 12:33 pm:

    ==Maybe someone can help me understand … how are we squaring the idea that his staff is dominated by right-wing nutjobs with ed funding compromise, AVR and TRUST act all coming under their tenure?==

    Three unstoppable forces met a movable object.


  18. - titan - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 12:33 pm:

    +++ - help - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 12:28 pm:

    Maybe someone can help me understand … how are we squaring the idea that his staff is dominated by right-wing nutjobs with ed funding compromise, AVR and TRUST act all coming under their tenure? +++

    How about the simple, truthful observation that the later two of those things were mostly one before the IPI folk came on board, and the ed funding compromise flowed from all of the things that have talked about here ad nauseum for the last several days (with IPI folks role apparently being pretty minimal).


  19. - Punent - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 12:35 pm:

    =how are we squaring the idea that his staff is dominated by right-wing nutjobs with ed funding compromise, AVR and TRUST act all coming under their tenure=

    They were brought in for “messagin” not “governin”. Rauner was forced with two options, allow governing to happen without him (i.e., budget override) or start finding some successes that he could claim. The budget override changed the trajectory of things and reminded Rauner of the co-equal branches. As has been said many time, a governor has to have accomplishments.


  20. - help - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 12:43 pm:

    ==They were brought in for “messagin” not “governin”.==

    Oh, so the policy chief and CoS have been … messaging? What irks me is what they do or do not get credit for seems arbitrary. And the speculation on that front ends up more confusing than revealing.


  21. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 12:46 pm:

    == ed funding compromise, AVR and TRUST act all coming under their tenure==

    You’re assuming they still have any real say after the disaster they inflicted in their first month


  22. - help - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 1:14 pm:

    ===You’re assuming they still have any real say after the disaster they inflicted in their first month===

    This is a great example of what I’m talking about. You’re assuming they don’t, based on … your gut? You’re willing to say the CoS and policy chief have no influence on the governor, based on … your gut? There’s so much innuendo in this staff talk that it seems like I’m reading a fan fiction message board on here sometimes.


  23. - Curl of the Burl - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 1:27 pm:

    Help - unless a legit, credible source from within the Governor’s office can refute those assumptions then we have to go on all of the negative reports and tip sheets highlighting the internal strife. There is clearly a problem in the Governor’s office and getting rid of or running off all of the reliable/capable staff was not only a mistake but more likely a disaster.


  24. - wordslinger - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 1:28 pm:

    That was some wild mid-term-crazy summer romance Rauner had with the IPI and Proft types.

    And it’s ending like most of them do after you sober up and contemplate the future.

    “Goldberg, Mike Z, I don’t know what came over me. But those other ones didn’t mean a thing. I’m lost without you, babies, I need you, please come back….”

    Worth a shot. But, as always, it will cost. A lot.


  25. - Sue - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 1:31 pm:

    Better answer would have been “Beth Purvis was working on this all along with the leadership”


  26. - Curl of the Burl - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 1:37 pm:

    Word - yep. “I cheated but I had an epiphany and I want you back!”

    Mike Z would be especially crucial for next year - and not just for Rauner. The expertise and smarts he has would benefit the HRO as much as anyone else.


  27. - ? - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 1:38 pm:

    Those who unceremoniously dismissed others but need to be coddled for their own likely more professionally handled dismissals, are loving all of this negativity, and are rubbing their hands in gleeful anticipation in hopes that this happens to the current crew… lol. Kids.


  28. - Pedro Bryan - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 1:41 pm:

    Whoa. http://ughinutighac.mihanblog.com/post/89


  29. - Anonymous - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 2:00 pm:

    ==How about the simple, truthful observation that the later two of those things were mostly one before the IPI folk came on board, and the ed funding compromise flowed from all of the things that have talked about here ad nauseum for the last several days (with IPI folks role apparently being pretty minimal).==

    The TRUST Act was most definitely a done deal long before IPI appeared


  30. - Trapped in the 'burbs - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 2:07 pm:

    Correct me if I’m wrong but three dems (Dunkin, Drury and one I don’t remember)refused to override Rauner’s first big veto. Those three are most responsible for the gridlock that ensued. If they overrode Rauner’s first veto, he would have realized that he had to work with the majority party. Hopefully, former federal prosecutor Scott Drury will soon be former legislator, Scott Drury. Dunkin got money. Drury didn’t even get a clock.


  31. - www.instagram.com - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 2:08 pm:

    Albergue bem como infraestruturas acessível com credibilidade UOL. https://www.instagram.com/joaokepler/


  32. - Flynn's mom - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 2:10 pm:

    Rauner stutters a lot. Maybe he should watch The Kings Speech. Speech therapy did wonders for King George VI.


  33. - @MisterJayEm - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 3:24 pm:

    Roy Scheider: We’re gonna need a bigger bus.

    – MrJM


  34. - Loop Lady - Wednesday, Aug 30, 17 @ 5:45 pm:

    MrJM for the win…


  35. - cc - Thursday, Aug 31, 17 @ 2:16 am:

    Wow. Just reading those quotes raises the hackles on the back of my neck.


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