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Rauner sworn in as Illinois governor, says business as usual would be 'morally corrupt'
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Governor Rauner on the WROK Morning Show Talking Schools and Funding

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is none-too-pleased about the recent override of his veto, which has resulted in a major tax increase and some serious friction involving school funding. This morning, he joined us to spread the word about SB-1, and why he's dead set against it.

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Senator Dave Syverson Talks Taxes, Budgets, and Springfield on WROK

With much of the political news focus on Washington, we thought it would be a fine idea to invite State Senator Dave Syverson into our studio to discuss Springfield politics and personalities, and what that means to the Rockford area.

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Radogno: Madigan’s Call For Tax Hike Without Reforms, Is ‘outrageous’

Illinois News Network

Much of the state’s obligations have been covered through piecemeal appropriations measure, court orders and consent decrees but there’s still another $6 billion of spending that hasn’t been approved and there needs to be an income tax increase...

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Little Progress In Meeting of Illinois Leaders

Dave Dahl -- Illinois Radio Network

Once the cameras and microphones were turned off on the big budget meeting in the governor's office Tuesday, the governor and four legislative leaders talked for about an hour...

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Public Budget Meeting Likely To Be More Private

John Gregory -- Illinois Radio Network

The public budget meeting between Gov. Bruce Rauner and the legislative leaders scheduled for today has been pushed back—and likely won’t be so public anymore...

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Poll: Voters Hold Low Opinion of Illinois Lawmakers

Dave Dahl -- Illinois Radio Network

“I don't like the legislature, but I like my own local lawmaker.”

Even that beloved local lawmaker might be on thin ice, if results of a new survey released by Illinois Policy Action are to be believed...

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Madigan: Rauner Demands To Blame For Downgrade

Dave Dahl -- Illinois Radio Network

The recent downgrade of outstanding bonds by Fitch's rating house – from A- to BBB+ – carries a lesson for Gov...

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Kristen McQueary Previews Override Vote on AFSCME Bill [AUDIO]

Chicago Tribune editorial board member and Rockford native Kristen McQueary joined the show once again this week to preview a big vote planned for this week in the Illinois House...

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Rep. Kinzinger: Let’s Beat ‘Really Bad Democrats’ In Springfield [AUDIO]

When Congressman Adam Kinzinger (IL-16) joins the show, we usually spend a majority of the time talking about national issues that affect Stateline area residents...

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Does This Video Help Explain the Illinois Budget Stalemate? [VIDEO]

As the budget stalemate continues in Springfield, the question that continues to be asked is, "Exactly how long until we have a resolution?"

Well, if this interview with House Speaker Michael Madigan is any indication, a deal could be elusive for quite some time...

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