Gov. Bruce Rauner

The state's inspector general has found mismanagement on the part of Gov. Bruce Rauner's office for improper hiring. 

Rauners Move Back to IL Gov's Mansion

May 21, 2018

  SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - Gov. Bruce Rauner and his wife, Diana, say they're moving back into the Illinois Governor's Mansion as renovations wrap up on the historic home.

    The Rauners are scheduled to speak about the move and the renovation project Monday.

     The mansion in Springfield was built in 1855 and is one of the three oldest continuously occupied governor's residences in the U.S. It's been undergoing needed renovations, including a new roof, HVAC system and entrance to the building.

Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposal to reinstate the death penalty for certain violent crimes and other changes he made to gun legislation will get a House hearing. 

Illinois Republican Party officials say they've reached an agreement to share leadership of the party, heading off a weekend fight between moderates and conservatives over who should be the next state GOP chairman.

Gov. Bruce Rauner says the state will spend about $3 million to help build a new water source in a western Illinois community where Legionnaires' disease has contributed to the deaths of 13 residents of a state veteran's home.

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner says the state should be able to execute those who kill police officers or commit mass shootings. The Governor proposed that and several other measures on Monday in an amendatory veto of gun legislation.


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Pro-choice advocates in Illinois want the candidates for governor to pledge support for a law that expands abortion coverage, and oppose any push to repeal it.

After Republican Governor Bruce Rauner signed a law providing abortion coverage under state health insurance and Medicaid - some, like State Representative Jeanne Ives who ran against him on the GOP ticket in the primary - said it showed Rauner’s position on the issue is too liberal.

Gov. Bruce Rauner says Democrats are moving too slowly on budget negotiations.

Illinois lawmakers have sent Gov. Bruce Rauner legislation requiring him and his successors to use governor's office funds to pay people who work for them. 

Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration has delivered a report on reconstruction of the Quincy veterans' home beset by deadly Legionnaires' disease.

Gov. Bruce Rauner has a track record of handing the toughest topics to small bipartisan panels of legislators. These “working groups” have been tasked with solving budget and pension problems, plus criminal justice reform. And weeks after the Florida mass shooting, Rauner formed a working group on public safety. Like the others, that group meets in private.

 

Speaking after today's meeting, State Rep. Barbara Wheeler (R-Crystal Lake) said it's probably meant to prevent politicians from grandstanding.

A long-fought battle between state government and the AFSCME union came to the forefront again Thursday.  State government workers from the union rallied at the capitol to call for periodic raises they say the state owes them.

Roberta Lynch, AFSCME’s Executive Director in Illinois, says even though the state Supreme Court sided with the union, workers have yet to see the money.

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is attacking the state comptroller over a new report her office released this week.

That report from Democrat Susana Mendoza shows the state accrued $1-point-1 billion dollars in late interest penalties during the two-year-long budget impasse. Her office says that’s more than the state accumulated over the past 18 years.

Republican Governor Bruce Rauner criticized Mendoza, saying she voted for bills that helped create the state’s deficit when she was in the House of Representatives.

Rauner Weighs In on McCann's Bid for Governor

Apr 26, 2018

Republican Governor Bruce Rauner made his first public comments Thursday about a third party conservative who wants to challenge him in November.

Illinois State Senator Sam McCann represents part of Springfield in the legislature. He announced last week he’s running for governor as a member of the Conservative Party.

Rauner accused McCann of playing into Democrats’ hands.

McCann is being used as a pawn by Pritzker and Madigan. We’re gonna win in November.

McCann denies being a pawn - and criticized Rauner for his - quote - “liberal agenda.”

Members of the Illinois House and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees are urging Gov. Bruce Rauner to deliver a plan by Friday for remedying a Legionnaires' disease crisis at the Quincy veterans home. 

A measure is awaiting action from Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner that would end the state's participation in a controversial multi-state voter registration database.

The House has approved a plan pushed by the Democratic state comptroller to require Illinois governors to pay employees from their budgets, not those of other agencies. 

The Illinois Senate has approved restrictions on insurance companies writing workers' compensation policies. 

The Illinois Senate is urging Gov. Bruce Rauner to reject a presidential call to send National Guard troops to help secure the U.S.-Mexican border.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner agrees that Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens should resign.

Gov. Bruce Rauner says he's traveling to Germany and Poland next week to try to draw more companies to Illinois.

The state of Illinois is asking the federal government to help residents in three counties who are recovering from flooding during February.

Illinois House Republicans are lashing out at a Democratic suggestion that the state should adopt a graduated income tax.

A plan to close the wage gap between men and women sailed through the Illinois Legislature last year, but Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed it. Now, the measure is back.

The Illinois State Board of Elections will hold public hearings on the state's automatic voter registration system before it takes effect this summer. 

Governor Bruce Rauner has signed what education officials say is the final law needed to make major changes to the way Illinois funds public schools.

The big bipartisan overhaul was signed into law last summer. But as sometimes happens with major legislation, the government officials whose job is to implement it came back to lawmakers saying mistakes were made, and no new money would flow without a legislative fix.

State Senator Andy Manar, the central Illinois Democrat who sponsored the legislation, blames that partly on ...

Gov. Bruce Rauner is seeking "common ground" with Republicans on divisive issues after barely surviving an insurgent challenge in Tuesday's election.

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Republican candidate for Governor Jeanne Ives says she didn't like what she saw this week when students walked out their classrooms to lobby for gun control.

Ives says her campaign chairman -- the Chicago Republican Party chair -- filed a complaint with Chicago Public Schools. He alleges students were coerced into participating. Ives says students should've done it on private time...

FEMA Will Assess Illinois Flood Damage Next Week

Mar 16, 2018

Next week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency will assess flood damage in three Illinois counties. Severe weather struck Iroquois, Kankakee and Vermilion counties in late February.

Governor Bruce Rauner issued a disaster proclamation on February 23rd - and submitted a request for support from FEMA.

Ted Fisher is the local Emergency Management Agency director in Vermilion county. He says two low-income residential areas with mobile homes were hit particularly hard.

Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration says it will hire architectural and design teams by summer to redevelop the Quincy veterans' home campus hit by a Legionnaires' disease crisis.

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