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Bruce Rauner

4 years
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Bruce Rauner’s Budget Relies on a Big Legal Gamble

If the governor gets his way, he’ll save a bundle by diminishing future retirement benefits for current employees. But the state’s pension laws were set up with the expectation that underfunding would lead politicians to do just that—and to protect against it.

4 years
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Where Poverty Is Highest in Illinois

The counties with the highest rates of poverty tend to be the ones where Pat Quinn lost—and where Bruce Rauner will need to tread carefully while cutting government spending.

4 years
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If Bruce Rauner Raises Taxes, He’ll Follow the GOP Model

Michigan’s legislature is putting a sales-tax increase to voters in order to combat their crumbling roads—with the support of Republican governor Rick Snyder. If Illinois’s new Republican leader decides it’s necessary, he’s got political momentum within his own party.

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