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Governor Rauner’s Budget Address, Feb. 17, 2016

Springfield, IL--(ENEWSPF)--February 17, 2016. Remarks as prepared for delivery:

I stand before you today with respect for our co-equal branches of government – acknowledgment of our shared responsibility for the future – and a deeply-rooted desire to work with each and every one of you to right our ship of state.

Although we succeeded last year in eliminating an inherited $1.6 billion budget hole without a tax hike, we are now in our 8th month without a state budget – and court orders are forcing us to spend beyond our means.

Shocking, yes. Acceptable, not even close.

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