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What Was the Point of Rauner’s Three Year Budget Crisis?
The Democratic Governors Association releases the following statement through spokesperson Sam Salustro regarding news that Governor Bruce Rauner signed the first budget of his term after forcing the state to endure three years of crises:
“Bruce Rauner’s budget signature is three years too late. Thanks to Rauner’s failed leadership, Illinois’ debt soared, credit rating dropped, and services were slashed while jobs and people continued to leave the state. Rauner failed the people of Illinois and the state is worse off because of it.
“Rauner’s decision to wait for an election year before finally signing a budget is just one more insult to the people of this state. Bruce Rauner forced Illinois to endure three years of budget crises and voters want to know, what was the point?”