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Governor Bruce Rauner traveled to Washington for the opening day of arguments in the Supreme Court case tied to so called fair share fees that go to AFSCME Council 31, the union that represents the largest number of state workers. Governor Rauner sought to be the plaintiff in the case, but he was tossed aside by courts who ruled he didn't have standing. The torch has been passed to state worker Mark Janus. Appearing on Fox News Channel, Rauner continued to maintain fair share fees hurt state workers and taxpayers.

Rauner says the current state of bargaining between the state and public employee unions is unique in a way he's not that fond of.

Attorney General Lisa Madigan was also on hand for the opening day of arguments.

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