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Recapping reactions to Rauner’s third Illinois Budget Address

Kevin HoffmanReboot Illinois

Feb 15, 2017

As he has done since taking office three years ago, Gov. Bruce Rauner focused heavily on job creation and economic growth during his third Budget Address, while also urging lawmakers to work together and pass the closest thing to a full-year budget the state has seen in more than two years: the Senate’s “grand bargain’ package.

Rauner’s budget speech Wednesday afternoon marked the first time the Republican publicly has detailed what pieces of the package he supports and opposes. Perhaps the biggest takeaway from Rauner’s address was his call for a permanent property tax freeze in exchange for raising income tax…

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