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Smiddy, Rauner debate on Turnaround Agenda won't happen

May 03, 2015

Rauner debate with Dem lawmaker would have been a good one

SPRINGFIELD — The debate that few to none expected to happen won’t.

In a recent breakfast meeting between the governor and a group of downstate legislators, Rep. Mike Smiddy, D-Hillsdale, and Gov. Bruce Rauner got into what Smiddy calls a spirited exchange.

The governor reportedly said perhaps the two ought to get together and hash it out in public.

Said Smiddy, “I just happened to disagree with some of things he is proposing, and one thing led to another, and he thought that he and I should sit down in…

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