Rauner

Government
6:20 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Spain named to IL gov’t consolidation team

Credit: Facebook Page - City Councilman Ryan Spain

Peoria City Councilman Ryan Spain has been named to a statewide government-consolidation task force.  Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti is heading up the group.  Former Stark County Board Chairman Michael Bigger is also on the new task force that aims to boost government efficiency in school districts and municipalities.  

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State News
5:15 pm
Thu March 12, 2015

State universities preparing for big budget cuts

Credit Peoria Public Radio

Public universities in Illinois are bracing for significant cuts in state funding if the General Assembly passes a budget anything like Governor Bruce Rauner's suggested spending plan.  The governor has proposed cutting state money to universities by one third next year. 

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Government
10:29 pm
Tue March 10, 2015

IL lawmakers face dwindling dollars amid budget decisions

Crafting a budget is never easy. Lawmakers will have nearly $2 billion less to work with as they craft next year's. 

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Government
5:01 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Rauner pushes right-to-work zones during Peoria stop

Governor Bruce Rauner traveled outside Springfield Wednesday to continue his push to let voters decide whether to allow collective bargaining for local unions.  

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Education
6:05 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

Rob Parks makes local school board choice

Rob Parks’s name was withdrawn as Governor Rauner’s appointment to serve on the State Board of Education. 

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Government
5:16 am
Mon March 2, 2015

Rauner: ‘I am not anti-union’

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner says he wants to clear up his stance about government unions. Rauner says he’s been portrayed unfairly in the news media.

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Government
6:31 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

Gov. Rauner holds first cabinet meeting

Just over 50 top state officials came together Wednesday afternoon for their first cabinet meeting with Illinois' new governor, Bruce Rauner.  

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Government
6:17 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

Peoria City, County weigh-in on Rauner’s proposed budget

Peoria City and County say Bruce Rauner’s proposed budget carries significant financial impacts. 

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Government
3:51 pm
Tue February 24, 2015

Moody’s offers blunt take on Rauner budget

A major credit rating agency has come out with a blunt assessment of Governor Bruce Rauner's proposed budget for Illinois. 

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State News
5:16 pm
Tue February 17, 2015

Rauner's plans for budget remains a mystery

Credit Peoria Public Radio

Just how Republican Governor Bruce Rauner plans to deal with Illinois' budget remains a mystery.  

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