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ONE YEAR IN

In an interview with the Illinois News Network, Gov. Rauner says the state’s more than six month old budget crisis is causing people to find cost savings and rethink how government works, but it’s also harming the state’s most vulnerable

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FLOOD UPDATE

Gov. Rauner spent the New Year’s weekend touring flood-affected areas Saturday and Sunday. He spoke Sunday afternoon with RFD Radio’s Rita Frazer.  Check it out on FarmWeekNow.com. 

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QUICK FIX

With Gov. Rauner’s budget address less than 24 hours away, a U of I tax attorney says he foresees three possible tax increases to bail out Illinois. Richard Kaplan says among the options are: 1) the taxation of retirement income; 2) an expansion of the sales tax base and; 3) an increase in the cost… read more

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STATE OF THE STATE

Gov. Rauner’s first State of the State address focused on the need to make Illinois a more competitive state.  He called on lawmakers to make the business climate less costly, and urged consolidation of some local government units.  Details at FarmWeekNow.com.

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TRANSITION REPORT

Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner’s Transition Committee has released its report on the state of Illinois. “The state of Illinois is in a death spiral, in desperate need of a turnaround,” says Rauner. “I look forward to reviewing these recommendations.” View the full report here.  

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ELECTION EVE

Former governor Jim Edgar and U.S. Senator Mark Kirk toured the state Monday to support Bruce Rauner’s bid for governor. The tour began in Chicago Monday morning at Lou Mitchell’s Restaurant on West Jackson Blvd. then at CJ’s Restaurant in Bloomington at 10, a noon-hour stop at Pasfield House in Springfield. Governor Pat Quinn was… read more

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LATEST POLL

A new Chicago Tribune poll finds the race for Illinois governor is a dead heat as Republican challenger Bruce Rauner has made significant inroads among suburban voters, especially women.  The poll shows Rauner with a 45%-43% lead over Quinn, but it’s within the margin of error.

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TRACKING POLLS

The Huffington Post tracking poll finds Illinois’ governor’s race a dead heat, with Republican Bruce Rauner leading Democrat Pat Quinn by just 1.6 percentage points. The model currently gives Rauner a 51.9% chance of winning. Too close to call.

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GUV RACE

The Chicago Sun-Times reports their Early and Often poll finds Republican Bruce Rauner leading Gov. Pat Quinn by a 51%-38% margin in the race for governor. The poll found downstate voters surveyed favor Rauner by a 59%-29% margin.

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