* Fresh from his European trip, Gov. Rauner appeared this morning on WGN’s Steve Cochran Show…
Reporter: Governor, you’re still meeting today with the four legislative leaders?
Gov. Rauner: I’m headin’ to Springfield around 10:30 this mornin’. And I’ll be meetin’ with legislators today and tomorrow. We gotta get these rascals to do a balanced budget — they just don’t want [laughs] to do it. They never have, they’ve never had a balanced budget the last three years, but they’ve never really had one for 30 years. They just don’t do that. It’s not how they think. And the reality is we have to change. We’ve got to get balanced budgets. We’re not the federal government, we can’t print money. And it’s hurtin’ us, so we’re gonna push it.
Listen to the full interview by clicking here.