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Rauner Hints at Another Round of Budget Cuts

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner hinted on Tuesday his latest budget proposal could include spending cuts, a move that could make 2018 look similar to his past few years as governor. “It’s essential for the people of Illinois that we have balanced budgets,” Rauner said. “We can’t think that having unbalanced budgets and then ultimately raising taxes as a result to pay for the unbalanced budget.” The governor’s previous budgets have included massive cuts to already struggling social services, and Rauner presided over the longest budget impasse in recent memory. Rauner also said that he’s “proposed a balanced budget every year,” a claim which Politifact rated as ‘pants on fire.’ (State Journal Register)

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