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*** UPDATED x1 *** Rauner outlines session priorities, doesn’t mention Quincy veterans home

Monday, Apr 9, 2018 - Posted by Rich Miller

* His five-point plan has six points…

His full press release is here.

* Oops?

[Madigan spokesman Steve Brown] noted the governor didn’t list improvements to the Quincy Veterans Home as one of the things he wants to focus on: “It appears it has quickly fallen as a priority.”

Maybe the $265 million project falls under a capital plan, but I doubt he can get that done, either.

*** UPDATE *** Governor’s office…

Rich,

Members on both side of the aisles in both chambers have already pledged full cooperation to adequately address the issue at Quincy. We hope this doesn’t signal they’re walking away from our veterans to try to score some perceived political point.

Rachel Bold
Press Secretary
Office of Governor Bruce Rauner

* Related…

* Illinois Republicans warn against repeat of partial state budgets: But Steve Brown, spokesman for Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan, said on Monday the Republicans “are the only ones talking about a six-month budget.” Democratic Senate President John Cullerton wants stability and a full-year budget, according to his spokesman John Patterson.

* Rauner gives session wish list that includes a tax cut; calls on leaders to meet: He wants a crackdown on illegal gun trafficking, lawmaker harassment and ethics reform, term limits (10 for lawmakers and 8 for constitutional officers), an overhaul to the state’s business tax credit program, and a ban on lawmakers profiting from property tax appeals – a shot at House Speaker and property tax attorney Michael Madigan, D-Chicago.

* Gov. Rauner lists legislative priorities as lawmakers return to Springfield: “We’re going to do it right this year,” Rauner said. “Let’s get a revenue estimate that we agree on as the law calls for, and then do a balanced budget that lives within our means for a full year, not partial, and calls for no new taxes. That’s number one first priority.”

* Rauner calls leaders’ meeting, pushes balanced budget: Rauner says he will also push for property tax reductions, seek to revamp an incentive program for economic growth, await a task force recommendation on reducing gun violence, pursue stronger sexual-harassment penalties and continue his yearslong push for officeholder term limits.

       

30 Comments
  1. - wordslinger - Monday, Apr 9, 18 @ 3:24 pm:

    Words are easy, actions require hard work in good faith and trust.

    So….


  2. - SAP - Monday, Apr 9, 18 @ 3:28 pm:

    Our 2 main weapons are fear, surprise, and an almost fanatic devotion to the Pope.


  3. - Al - Monday, Apr 9, 18 @ 3:28 pm:

    What?! No Ask for a $5 billion tax increase for those Managed Care Organization contracts that were suppose to save $300 million?

    I am guessing we aren’t going to have a budget this year. More hot gas from Governaut Biker boy, billions in hot checks and another credit downgrade.


  4. - Anonymous - Monday, Apr 9, 18 @ 3:29 pm:

    Didn’t he already claim reforming EDGE on his list of accomplishments? Is this an old list?


  5. - Generic Drone - Monday, Apr 9, 18 @ 3:32 pm:

    Pension reform= how much is owed÷ how many months it takes to pay off debt. There now we can move on.


  6. - Ducky LaMoore - Monday, Apr 9, 18 @ 3:32 pm:

    ===Rauner’s five point plan===

    That’s not a plan. That’s a wish-list. He better be prepared to be embarrassed.


  7. - Just Me - Monday, Apr 9, 18 @ 3:37 pm:

    I’m not sure this is a fair hit. Fixing the Veterans Home issue does not require a lot of legislative action.


  8. - Rich Miller - Monday, Apr 9, 18 @ 3:40 pm:

    ===does not require a lot of legislative action===

    No, just $265 million that the state doesn’t have.


  9. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Apr 9, 18 @ 3:45 pm:

    Meh.

    I just read it as…

    As far as importance goes, the Quincy Veterans Home, the 13 deaths and numerous continued illnesses… ranks 7th.

    Now it doesn’t sound as bad.

    Note: I’m not being flippant. I’m angered and frustrated that the politics of Rauner and governing within it still doesn’t Warrenville the Governor’s attention.

    So I’m crystal clear.


  10. - Henry Francis - Monday, Apr 9, 18 @ 3:45 pm:

    The poor man can’t even roll out his 5 point plan without looking foolish. See what happens when he wears a tie? It cuts off the blood flow to his head.

    Those are nice ideas though. Wonder what has changed that he thinks he can get any of them done in the next 5+ months when he has failed to do so for the last 3 years.

    What about selling the JRTC? (Or is he saving that for a nice boost in October?)


  11. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Apr 9, 18 @ 3:47 pm:

    ===We hope this doesn’t signal they’re walking away from our veterans to try to score some perceived political point.===

    For the love of Pete…. STOP

    You go full snark, with these emails and Diana’s emails out there too?

    Seriously?

    You want to go…

    ===We hope this doesn’t signal they’re walking away from our veterans to try to score some perceived political point.===

    Please stop. This angers me even more.


  12. - Baloneymous - Monday, Apr 9, 18 @ 3:52 pm:

    Didn’t he mention local control and prevailing wages in his remarks? The anti-union stuff he’s never had the votes for? Yea day one and we are headed off to a great start. A horrendous one.


  13. - wordslinger - Monday, Apr 9, 18 @ 3:54 pm:

    –Members on both side of the aisles in both chambers have already pledged full cooperation to adequately address the issue at Quincy. We hope this doesn’t signal they’re walking away from our veterans to try to score some perceived political point.–

    No, it seems they’re concerned that you didn’t include it as Point Seven after Point Six in your Five-Point Plan.

    Whose your editors, anyway? These guys?

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


  14. - Anonymous - Monday, Apr 9, 18 @ 3:56 pm:

    Well that was a rather snotty statement from Ms. Bold. So much for the spirit of cooperation.


  15. - walker - Monday, Apr 9, 18 @ 3:56 pm:

    ‘“We’re going to do it right this year,” Rauner said. “Let’s get a revenue estimate that we agree on as the law calls for, and then do a balanced budget that lives within our means for a full year, not partial, and calls for no new taxes. That’s number one first priority.”’

    Let’s just see if we can stick with that “number one first priority”, without holding any of the other things as hostages or as non-negotiatiable demands.

    The would be a major turnaround from previous years’ failed tactics.


  16. - The Dude Abides - Monday, Apr 9, 18 @ 4:05 pm:

    If by chance working groups from both parties zero in on these 5 priorities that the Governor has laid out and get close to an agreement I can guess what will happen next. The Governor will then drop a couple of these priorities then add a couple of new ones. That is what I saw him do repeatedly during the 2 year impasse. It really is nearly impossible to make any significant progress when you have a Governor that not only is distrusted by Democrats but by members of his own party too.
    The last 3 years the Governor has demonstrated repeatedly that the people of Illinois are not a priority. It’s all about scoring political points with the voters and blaming Democrats for lack of progress from now until November.
    The Governor has read the polling numbers and realizes that his only shot is that he has to convince a lot of voters that a Democratic Governor is an even worse option than he is. A tall task for sure.


  17. - Hamlet's Ghost - Monday, Apr 9, 18 @ 4:06 pm:

    Other than repealing prevailing wage, are there any “unfunded mandates” that represent a meaningful amount of money?


  18. - JS Mill - Monday, Apr 9, 18 @ 4:10 pm:

    1. pension and taxes

    Pay pension bills with tax revenue.

    Now they could move on to number 2.


  19. - Oswego Willy - Monday, Apr 9, 18 @ 4:12 pm:

    ===We hope this doesn’t signal they’re walking away from our veterans to try to score some perceived political point.===

    Dear Rauner Press Shop,

    It’s 6 points, not 5.

    Maybe instead of thinking about cooperation or not happening, proofread 6 or 5 or whatever…

    The Superstars, you’re not.


  20. - Anonymous - Monday, Apr 9, 18 @ 4:28 pm:

    The update makes clear that this is more wish list than goals. If we’ve already reached agrewment, even if the ink isn’t dry, we’re moving on to other battles. Because who has time for the hard work or details? And if it fails, it must be someome else’s fault.


  21. - Phenomynous - Monday, Apr 9, 18 @ 4:35 pm:

    —Whose your editors, anyway? These guys?—

    Lol. Unintentionally clever and snarky?


  22. - Chicago Cynic - Monday, Apr 9, 18 @ 4:39 pm:

    “We hope this doesn’t signal they’re walking away from our veterans to try to score some perceived political point.”

    You’ve got to be kidding me. That’s not even snark - it’s just stupid. Your guy offered his top five priority list. He even got a bonus sixth. And yet he still couldn’t remember Quincy, demonstrating again the lack of importance he places on the issue. Don’t use that to lash out. Just fix it.


  23. - Precinct Captain - Monday, Apr 9, 18 @ 4:41 pm:

    Counting is hard


  24. - Annonin' - Monday, Apr 9, 18 @ 5:08 pm:

    “You’ve got to be kidding me. That’s not even snark - it’s just stupid. Your guy offered his top five priority list. He even got a bonus sixth. And yet he still couldn’t remember Quincy, demonstrating again the lack of importance he places on the issue. Don’t use that to lash out. Just fix it.”

    Little surprising the Chi Media did not ask him why he had omitted Quincy? They did ask about remap. And he mumbled through so double talk.


  25. - Annonin' - Monday, Apr 9, 18 @ 5:22 pm:

    We just noted Tribbies reported GrampeeGovJunk gave up on remap, asked and got a lot of mumbo jumbo


  26. - Barrington - Monday, Apr 9, 18 @ 5:24 pm:

    I count 7. Pension and taxes are separate issues or priorities.


  27. - Huh? - Monday, Apr 9, 18 @ 5:41 pm:

    Wonder if 1.4% can say DOA. As in thank you for your comments, now let us do our job. We will give you something to sign. We aren’t too I retested in your goals.


  28. - Honeybear - Monday, Apr 9, 18 @ 6:35 pm:

    Edge again, ugh. The program has kept hundreds of millions of dollars out of the Willard Ice building. It’s pinstripe patronage that has never once been independently audited. Like the 50million to Rivian, a car company that has never made a single car. Total scam. Yet we forgave 50 million in tax money owed to the state. Edge is the gaping hole in our coffers


  29. - RNUG - Monday, Apr 9, 18 @ 10:50 pm:

    Wash, rinse, repeat.

    Same stuff, different year.


  30. - Person 8 - Tuesday, Apr 10, 18 @ 7:06 am:

    Is Rauner’s “balanced budget that lives within our means” include or not include the tax increase. Seems to me if his budget includes the increase it’s a Rauner Tax.


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