Real Estate News
--> Illinois News
Illinois Gov. Rauner delivers State of the State; Opponents respond
“It is time we do what the people of Illinois want,” he said ... When talking about property taxes, he said, “The system traps people in their homes, vaporizes their equity, drives mortgages under water.” On term limits, he said, “Put term ...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill—All the big political players were in Springfield today for Governor Rauner's annual update of the state of IllinoisHe mentioned areas where he hopes lawmakers can work togetherBut that has not happened during his time in office and this is an election year.
Rauner called on the legislature to work together to fix Illinois.
“It is time we do what the people of Illinois want,” he said“Halt the advance of taxesStop spending money we don’t haveGet our pensions under controlAnd give power back to the people.”
It was a familiar message from a governor entering the final year of his term.
Among the governor’s new ideas is an executive order to strengthen sexual misconduct policies making the state’s Ethics Act the supreme law even over collective bargaining agreements.
“When the #MeToo movement struck Springfield last fall, the outcry for ethical reform turned into legislation in a Hollywood minute,” he said.
But many of the governor’s proposals sound familiar.
When talking about property taxes, he said, “The system traps people in their homes, vaporizes their equity, drives mortgages under water.”
On term limits, he said, “Put term limits on the ballot and let the people decide.”
The Democrats in the chamber mostly kept quiet except for when the governor mentioned the budgetNo one missed the irony of the epic 736-day standoff.
“I will submit a balanced budget proposal next month,” Rauner said to cheers.
The Democrats running for governor were at the Capitol today and offered their reviews.
JB Pritzker said, “I would suggest that the governor didn’t quite tell you what the state of the state really is.”
Chris Kennedy who continues to throw bombs at Democratic rival Pritzker said, when asked if he would support Pritzker over Rauner in the general election, “If you have a choice between the immoral and the unethicalI guess I’d go with the unethicalThat’s a pretty tough choice.”
Trending Illinois News:
Investigation Reveals Abuse in Illinois Group Homes
US opens criminal inquiry of resigning Illinois congressman
Measure's First Drone Services Franchise Opens in Illinois
Real Estate Rumors: Blackstone, Fla. Condo Project, Chetrit
SIU baseball wins series against Western Illinois
How Many Photos Should Real Estate Photographers Provide?
Illinois lawmakers implement more than 200 new laws for 2018
'As is' sale does not eliminate repair discussions
Pinckneyville, IL Homes For Sale & Real Estate
Obituary: Jack Gordon Ingebritson
Local nursing homes cited for violations by state
Mt. Zion Water Tower Project Moves Forward
CDC identifies first US cases of drug-resistant fungal infection
Meet the 6 Democrats vying to be Illinois governor
Luciano: A Christmas gift of two new hearts and one new friendship
Tax Bill: California And Illinois Republicans Could Face Intense Pressure
Storm destroys homes in Galatia
Citizen Obama tapped for jury duty in Illinois, will report
Illinois downgraded: The Deadbeat State gets deadbeatier
Hoffman Estates, IL Homes For Sale & Real Estate