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Governor Rauner Delivers 2018 Budget Address (Video and Transcript)

Springfield, IL--(ENEWSPF)--February 14, 2018

By: Rosemary Piser

Governor Rauner delivered his 2018 budget address today. Rauner singled out major cuts to teacher pension programs and public sector unions, saying each need to take more responsibility for their part in the state’s financial troubles by accepting less state help and lower state-subsidized health benefits. He also offered a "path" to roll back the state's income tax rate by one quarter of a percentage point, provided lawmakers enact pension changes to cut retirement benefits for state employees.

In his 35-minute address, Rauner said, "Our budget proposal . . .

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