Bruce Rauner

Election 2014
9:41 am
Tue October 14, 2014

Quinn, Rauner Agree: No To Education Funding Plan

Originally published on Mon October 13, 2014 8:22 am

Both of the major party candidates for governor say Illinois should put more money into education. But neither are ready to embrace a controversial plan that would change how state money is distributed to schools.

There's been an uproar in some Chicago suburbs lately, over a proposal that's already passed the Illinois Senate. Under it, many districts there would see cuts in state funding, because they're in wealthier areas.

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Election 2014
11:28 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Familiar Jabs, Talking Points in First Quinn/Rauner Debate

Governor Pat Quinn, left, and challenger Bruce Rauner at Thursday's debate in Peoria.
Credit Illinois Public Broadcasting

The two leading candidates for Illinois governor met Thursday night in Peoria for the first debate of the election season. Both stuck closely to the ideas they’ve been honing for months on the campaign trail.

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Shop Talk – September 23
11:26 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Politicians Trying to Control the Message

The panelists discuss the poor treatment student journalists sometimes receive from news makers, and how it’s symptomatic of a larger problem.

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Election 2014
8:03 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Can A Governor Really Create Jobs?

An outsider to Illinois politics could be forgiven for thinking Gov. Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner are running for the position of job creator in chief.

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Governor's Race
9:39 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Attacks Get Personal Between Quinn, Rauner

Originally published on Wed September 10, 2014 6:52 am

  They no longer had to do it through campaign commercials. Gov. Pat Quinn and his Republican opponent Bruce Rauner faced one another in a joint interview before the Chicago Tribune's Editorial Board Tuesday.

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Supports Hike to $10 Per Hour
5:39 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Quinn in Galesburg to Push for Higher Minimum Wage

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn mingled with the crowd at Q's Cafe in Galesburg.
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn stopped in Galesburg Wednesday to drum up support for raising the state's minimum wage.

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Rauner's 'Shake Up Illinois' Bus Tour
12:37 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

Rauner Campaigns In Western Illinois

Bruce Rauner greets a potential voters during his visit to the McDonough County Republican Party headquarters in Macomb.
Credit TSPR's Emily Boyer

During another swing through western Illinois, Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner said voters in the region are complaining to him about crumbling infrastructure, deteriorating schools, and high taxes.

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Election 2014
9:09 am
Mon September 1, 2014

Libertarians File Complaints Against GOP

Originally published on Mon September 1, 2014 8:09 am

The Illinois Libertarian Party has filed a criminal complaint against the state's Republican Party. The Libertarians allege the GOP hired armed private investigators to go to the homes of voters who had signed the petitions to put the Libertarian slate on the November ballot.

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Term Limits Question Will Not Be On Ballot
6:54 am
Mon August 25, 2014

Term Limits: The Walking, Talking Dead Constitutional Amendment

Bruce Rauner, the Republican nominee for governor, tried to put public pressure on the Illinois Supreme Court to hear the term limits case; it didn't work. The Court issued a brief memo on Friday saying simply that it would not hear Rauner's appeal of a lower court ruling that found the question unconstitutional.

Originally published on Sun August 24, 2014 3:17 pm

You may know by now that a question regarding term limits has been knocked off the ballot by the courts, but do you know why? Regardless of the court rulings, don't expect the issue to go away.

Republican nominee for governor Bruce Rauner and his attorneys say they tried to write a proposal that could pass constitutional muster.

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Election 2014
10:23 am
Mon August 18, 2014

Why The Rush? Term Limits Decision Time Deadline, Explained

Originally published on Sun August 17, 2014 11:38 pm

Even though Illinois' general election is months away, a controversial ballot question could be answered by the end of this week. Friday is the deadline for a term limits initiative to make it on the ballot.

Republican's nominee for governor, Bruce Rauner, has made instituting term limits for legislators a central plank of his campaign.

That would require a constitutional amendment. Rauner funded an effort to collected a half million signatures, so that the question could go before voters this fall.

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