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Rauner to sign new EO with Willie Wilson

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

* From the Chicago Crusader

Gov. Bruce Rauner is joining humanitarian and mayoral candidate Dr. Willie Wilson at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Bruce Montgomery Operation HOPE, 815 W. 63rd St., 4th Floor, Chicago, IL, to sign an executive order that will give African Americans a fair share of all state contracts.

For three-years, Dr. Wilson has been working on getting a state bill passed to get equity for blacks seeking state contracts. He thanked Rep. Will Davis (D-30th) and Senator Mattie Hunter (D-3rd) for helping to get a bill passed that creates a task force to ensure African Americans get their fair share of state contracts.

Thursday, Dr. Wilson said the governor would sign an executive order guaranteeing that Blacks will get a fair share of state contracts including ads for the black press. “This is a big deal,” Dr. Wilson said.

The executive order will create a Commission charged with issuing regularly proposed solutions to systemic causes in minority including African-American participation in state procurements. It will review on a quarterly basis state agency performance as it relates to African American businesses and to increase transparency surrounding state agency compliance, report results to the African American-owned business community.

…Adding… The governor filed an EO with the Secretary of State on May 10th that looks like the one mentioned above, but it’s not on his executive orders web page, so I’m not sure what’s up there.

- Posted by Rich Miller        

16 Comments
  1. - Practical Politics - Wednesday, May 16, 18 @ 2:01 pm:

    Willie Wilson? Mister One Percent (as in percentage of the popular vote that is)?

    Seriously, check out his “doctorate” credentials some day.


  2. - Gooner - Wednesday, May 16, 18 @ 2:03 pm:

    Creating a task force/commission? Well, that will certainly solve the problem!

    Points to the Governor here. He gets to do nothing, but still gets a nice photo. Well played!


  3. - Perrid - Wednesday, May 16, 18 @ 2:06 pm:

    How is this different from the BEP program? Just that it is less inclusive than that program?


  4. - One Time - Wednesday, May 16, 18 @ 2:06 pm:

    Why doesn’t he just award more contracts to minorities instead of encouraging himself and agencies To do so?


  5. - L.A. - Wednesday, May 16, 18 @ 2:13 pm:

    for a minute there, I read it to fast. Thought it said Willie ‘Nelson’. I thought Rauner and Willie Nelson was a bit of an odd pairing


  6. - NIU Grad - Wednesday, May 16, 18 @ 2:19 pm:

    “The executive order will create a Commission…”

    Lol.


  7. - SSL - Wednesday, May 16, 18 @ 2:20 pm:

    I thought the same thing L.A., but don’t worry, I’m sure Willie Nelson will join JB when he legalizes weed.


  8. - Grand Avenue - Wednesday, May 16, 18 @ 2:20 pm:

    This is something he could have and should have done in January 2015.


  9. - Demoralized - Wednesday, May 16, 18 @ 2:28 pm:

    So we’re carving African Americans from the BEP program?


  10. - Demoralized - Wednesday, May 16, 18 @ 2:31 pm:

    Rich:

    The Governor is replacing EO 18-06 (which is what you’ve linked to) with EO 18-07, which I’m assuming is what he’s signing today. I don’t see a copy anywhere yet though.


  11. - Skeptic - Wednesday, May 16, 18 @ 2:31 pm:

    “Thought it said Willie ‘Nelson’” And I kept thinking of the guy that played center field for the Royals back in the 80’s.


  12. - Annonin' - Wednesday, May 16, 18 @ 2:41 pm:

    Is this where GovJunk filed twice because the mopes who now form BTIA had the wrong name the first time. We think this happened while he was telling the ALPLM to drop dead so missed this


  13. - SOIL M - Wednesday, May 16, 18 @ 2:42 pm:

    Perhaps a couple days on the bus with Willie Nelson would do him some good.


  14. - Anon35 - Wednesday, May 16, 18 @ 3:11 pm:

    ==“Thought it said Willie ‘Nelson’” And I kept thinking of the guy that played center field for the Royals back in the 80’s.==

    And that guy on the Royals was…Willie Wilson!


  15. - justpeachy - Wednesday, May 16, 18 @ 4:11 pm:

    I don’t get it, why single out African Americans from the BEP? What does he think this “commission” is going to do that the BEP Council doesn’t? Waste of everyone’s time, as usual. The Business Enterprise Program Council was developed to help implement, monitor, and enforce the goals of the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Females and Persons with Disabilities Act (30 ILCS 575/).

    Under this Act, the Business Enterprise Program Council is required to ensure that businesses owned by minorities, females, and persons with disabilities are awarded at least 20% of the total dollar amount of State contracts.


  16. - James - Wednesday, May 16, 18 @ 7:22 pm:

    Bruce Rauner and Willie Wilson–they need each other.


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