Here is the text of Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s State of the State speech, delivered during the noon hour Wednesday in Springfield:
Today marks a new beginning for Illinois.
And a new partnership between the General Assembly and the governor.
Last November, voters made it clear they want bipartisan government. They want a government where people come together to solve problems and get things done.
They don’t want partisan bickering, political infighting or personal conflict to get in the way of serving the needs of the families of Illinois.