* Tony Arnold asks “After A Rough Summer, Can Rauner Turn Around His Turnaround Agenda?” His conclusion…
But as Rauner moves forward after a politically gruelling summer, he doesn’t sound like he’s abandoning some parts of his Turnaround Agenda. In a statement, Kirsten Kukowski, a spokeswoman for Rauner’s reelection campaign, touted the governor’s record when it comes to school funding, criminal justice and energy.
But she also made a point to say that key parts of the agenda will be at the center of his reelection campaign.
“It will be clear that the choice next November will be between a governor who will keep fighting for better schools, property tax relief, term limits and to rollback the Madigan tax hike or an opponent who will protect the status quo and keep taxes high,” Kukowski wrote.
Trouble is, he promised the very same things in 2014, including rolling back the tax hike. But he’ll be right to say that almost all the Democratic candidates are talking about the need for even more taxes.