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Weigh In on the Governor's Budget Plan

Last week, Governor Rauner addressed a joint session of the Illinois General Assembly on the State Budget. In his address, the Governor called for “major structural reforms to lower the cost of government, while generating economic growth.” Workers’ compensation reform, lawsuit reform, State and local government consolidation, and reform to the processes used when the public sector negotiates with labor unions, continue to be key planks of the Governor’s Turnaround Agenda. Governor Rauner made it clear that he is ready to work across party lines to enact a balanced budget, one that includes reforms that will grow the economy and benefit taxpayers.

He stated his preferred budget is one that is “responsible and compassionate,” but also stressed it had to be balanced. Governor Rauner promised to work with lawmakers to enact cost saving reforms, grow the jobs market and enhance state revenues.

What do you think? Click here to Weigh-In on the Governor’s Budget Plan.