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Governor Bruce Rauner delivered his highly anticipated budget address on Wednesday afternoon, and in his address, he’s calling for tax relief, pension reform, and more autonomy for local governments to help with their budget concerns.

 

Rauner addressed members of the state legislature, and said for Illinois to be competitive and attract jobs from companies such as Amazon and Apple, the state needs to reform it’s pension process, and cut taxes.

 

 

These pension reforms extend to Illinois school districts as well, with the governor proposing local districts shoulder more of the costs of their pension plans, while offsetting those costs with higher education funding in the state.

 

 

The governor also touched on school funding for the state’s universities, recommending more funds directed towards schools such as the University of Illinois.

 

 
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