Rauner

Government
8:48 pm
Thu May 28, 2015

Area residents, workers protest looming state cuts

East Peoria resident Erica Atherton, far left, says freezes to Medicaid payments are preventing her daughter, who has a rare genetic disorder, from having a new wheelchair.
Credit Alex Rusciano / Peoria Public Radio

Area residents and child care providers are calling on Governor Rauner to protect funding amid looming cuts.  East Peoria resident Erica Atherton says her daughter has a genetic disorder that requires a wheelchair. She says they've been waiting nine months for a new wheelchair due to frozen Medicaid payments:

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State News
4:22 pm
Thu May 14, 2015

Illinois road, bridge maintenance funding looks bleak

Credit Peoria Public Radio

Illinois' investment in maintaining roads and bridges drops dramatically in the coming year under a plan Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration released Thursday. 

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State News
4:12 pm
Thu May 14, 2015

Rauner says there's no clear plan to fix pension

Credit Peoria Public Radio

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner says there's no "clear roadmap" for a solution to the state's pension crisis after the Illinois Supreme Court struck down 2013 overhaul legislation last week. 

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Politics
4:11 pm
Wed May 13, 2015

Rauner endorses Darin LaHood for congressional seat

Governor Bruce Rauner has endorsed state senator Darin LaHood for the 18th Congressional District seat. The Governor attended a fundraising event for LaHood at Brewers Distributing last Tuesday where he made the endorsement. The event was not listed on Rauner’s daily public schedule.  

State News
4:19 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

Illinois House debates changes to worker's compensation system

Credit Peoria Public Radio

The Illinois House continues to debate the state's workers' compensation system. 

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State News
4:02 pm
Tue May 5, 2015

Rauner releases foreign businesses' preceptions of Illinois

Credit Peoria Public Radio

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner says foreign countries want the same policies in place that he wants. 

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State News
10:32 am
Wed April 29, 2015

Former Gov. Dan Walker Dead at 92

Walker greets Chicago constituents during the Bud Billiken Day Parade, 1973.
Credit John H. White. / National Archives

Former Illinois Governor Dan Walker died early Wednesday morning in California. He was 92.  Walker, the state's 36th governor, served for one term from 1973 to 1977. In the run-up to office Walker made news by walking some 1,100 miles across Illinois. He narrowly defeated then-Lieutenant Governor Paul Simon in the Democratic primary. 

Walker's political career had wrapped up by 1987 when he pleaded guilty to bank fraud and other charges, and later spent time in federal prison for illegal activities after leaving office.  

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Government
6:00 pm
Wed April 22, 2015

Gov. Rauner speaks to state drug officers in East Peoria

Governor Bruce Rauner wants state drug officers to weigh-in on issues being considered by a state criminal justice reform commission. Rauner created the group by executive order earlier this year.  He says the commission needs to consider multiple factors:

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State News
8:37 am
Mon April 20, 2015

Rauner's First 100 Days: Labor

 

This week, we continue our look at Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s first 100 days in office. Today, the fight between the Republican governor and labor unions. Rauner has said he admires Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who famously fought unions. Illinois Public Radio’s Tony Arnold reports on how Rauner and Illinois labor groups are preparing to fight.

 

 

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Government
11:47 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Gov. Rauner defends $100M in business tax credits

Credit WUIS.org

Illinois businesses will receive $100 million in tax credits, according to a report published by Crain's Chicago Business.  During an appearance before the State Journal Register editorial board, Governor Bruce Rauner defending awarding them.  Rauner says they had been negotiated by his predecessor, former Governor Pat Quinn. He says he’s fulfilling the agreements, because the businesses had an understanding of "timing and circumstances."

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