Bruce Rauner

Illinois Legislature
2:42 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Rauner Files Term Limit Petition

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner presents his term limit petition in Springfield on Wednesday.

Originally published on Wed April 30, 2014 5:47 pm

Gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner is in Springfield today, filing his term limit initiative after months of collecting signatures. But the plan still has to survive an expected court challenge.

Weighing 1,000 lbs, the nearly-70,000 pages of term limit petitions had to be wheeled onto a semi trailer to be driven to the State Board of Elections.

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Illinois Income Tax
9:59 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Senator Sullivan Says Drastic Cuts Ahead If Tax Hike Expires

A western Illinois lawmaker is warning of dire consequences if the temporary income tax increase is allowed to expire.

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Not Much for Schools in Year One
6:18 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Public Education and the Illinois Income Tax

Credit Rich Egger

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is selling his budget plan as a way to better fund schools. But that money doesn't come right away.

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TSPR Local
8:56 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Pension Savings Estimate Lowered — But Is It A Big Deal?

Originally published on Thu March 27, 2014 5:03 am

A new report (PDF) says Illinois' pension overhaul will save less money than advertised. Some politicians are trying to make hay out of that. But it might not be such a big deal.

The pension vote came with promises of big savings — $160 billion. Then, after it was already law, a new analysis of the bill said, well, maybe we'll save $145 billion.

This latest report puts savings even lower, at $137 billion.

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TSPR Local
7:43 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Quinn Tax Hike Plan Sets Stage For Governor's Race

Gov. Pat Quinn delivers his annual budget address on the House floor Wednesday. In his speech, Quinn called for extending the 2011 income tax hike.

Originally published on Fri March 28, 2014 12:42 pm

  Plenty can, and will, happen before voters go to the polls in November to chose their next governor. But a central theme of the campaign emerged Wednesday, when Gov. Pat Quinn proposed making permanent what was supposed to have been a temporary hike in the state's income tax. His Republican opponent, Bruce Rauner, favors letting the increase lapse.

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Republican Gubernatorial Primary Results
9:10 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Rauner, Quinn Chart Course For Conflict

Republican Bruce Rauner will take on Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn in this fall's election.

Originally published on Wed March 19, 2014 4:04 am

The election returns in yesterday’s Illinois primary were not even in before the candidates for governor started attacking each other. Republicans chose wealthy investor Bruce Rauner to take on Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn. Brian Mackey looks at the surprisingly close election results, and what’s ahead for the campaign.

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Election 2014
11:03 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Rauner vs Quinn for Illinois Governor

Bruce Rauner
Credit Huffington Post

Venture capitalist Bruce Rauner has been declared winner of the Republican primary for Illinois governor.

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Election 2014
1:10 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

GOP Race For Governor a “Blood Sport"

The four men seeking the Republican nomination for Illinois governor held their final scheduled downstate debate Tuesday night, February 18, in Springfield.

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Election 2014
5:48 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Allegations Against Candidate for Illinois Governor

Dan Rutherford
Credit Rich Egger

A man who says he was a victim of sexual harassment by Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford has submitted a letter of resignation.

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Election 2014
10:41 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Candidates Pitch 'Electability' At GOP Debate

The 2014 Republican candidates for governor are, from left: state Senator Bill Brady, state Treasurer Dan Rutherford, Bruce Rauner, and state Senator Kirk Dillard.
Credit Illinois Public Broadcasters

The four men competing for the Republican nomination for Illinois governor met in Peoria Thursday night for a live debate broadcast on public radio and television stations across the state.

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