Tag: Catherine Kelly

Is Governor Rauner agnostic on expanding Stop and Frisk in inner cities?

Mike Flannery [WFLD, Fox 32 News, political editor]: Apropos of gun violence, we’ve been told it could be stopped in a week if you started Stop and Frisk. Good idea or bad idea? State Senator Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago): Consider your source [Ed. Note: Presumably, Senator Raoul is referring to Donald Trump, but that’s not quite... Read more »

Can Governor Rauner turn IL around w/ no concrete, realistic plans to do so?

  Text extensively revised, link to presser added and pictures added at 4:30  pm on Wednesday Gov. Bruce Rauner is a major league enigma. Having never run for office previously, he ran a very focused disciplined campaign for Governor. Rauner’s campaign message and wealth helped him win the 2014 Republican Gubernatorial Primary Bruce Rauner, private... Read more »

Governor Rauner concedes IL on a FY 2017 $8 billion budget deficit glidepath

Gov. Rauner: The deficit is the result of years of out of control spending… and court-ordered and statutory spending, which have locked in higher spending levels. Comptroller  Munger: I think absolutely we have to look at some combination [of tax increases, spending cuts and reforms]… –The feel good June 30 agreement between the Speaker, Governor... Read more »