* WSIL TV…
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner hasn’t announced his intention to run again, but most of his opponents expect it to happen. So a group in Carbondale shared their stories about how Governor Rauner’s time in office has affected them as part of the “Rauners Broken Record Tour.”
“Budget crisis, money problems, loss of jobs, economic uncertainty. The state is failing and the state is failing because its being mishandled,” said Wesley Tartt.
Tartt believes Governor Rauner has done more harm than good. That’s why he joined this group to call attention to reasons, they claim, voters should put Governor Rauner out of office in 2018. […[
“I thought, maybe the one area that he might really excel in, might be managing the money for the state of Illinois. It turned out, that’s the area that he’s absolute worst in,” said [former Lieutenant Governor Sheila Simon]. […]
News Three reached out to Governor Rauner’s press team for a response, but they never returned our calls or emails.
Sorry, but they’re too busy trying to figure out yet again how to tell the governor’s “story” to answer a reporter’s question.
* WTAX Radio…
The Democratic Governors Association wants to add to its ranks – specifically, in Illinois.
A “Rauner’s Broken Record” tour began in Springfield Tuesday, with other stops scheduled in Carbondale and Peoria, to call attention to what Democrats say are reasons to vote Gov. Bruce Rauner (pictured) out of office in 2018. […]
From a wheelchair, Missy Norman, born with spina bifida, outlined how Rauner’s policies, had all of them been enacted, would have made her ineligible for home health care.
“Make no mistake, any attack on the people who provide these services is an attack on those of us who receive them,” she said.
* WSIU Radio…
Jeff Pool is a caregiver in southern Illinois. He says Governor Rauner does not understand the needs and desires of people with disabilities.
“When I go home and sleep at night, that’s wonderful. When I hear my alarm clock go off, I say I wish I could sleep another hour. It’s opposite for them. They’re thinking I wish I could get up. But, they’re stuck in bed. They have to wait. They need somebody to help them.”
Pool cares for Casey Cavinder. The SIU graduate says he doesn’t like the term “special needs.” He says he has human needs.
“When we don’t get those human needs met, it amounts to a human rights violation, whether it’s couched that way or not.”
* The DGA is headed to Peoria today…
WHERE: Peoria Labor Temple, 400 NE Jefferson St, Peoria, IL 61603
WHEN: 2:00 PM Wednesday Sept. 20th
WHO: Sen. Dave Koehler, Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth, and grassroots leaders from the area.