IL. governor candidate speaks out on pension crisis - – Rockford’s News Leader

IL. governor candidate speaks out on pension crisis


A man who wants to take over Illinois Governor Pat Quinn's spot voiced his opinion on how the state's pension crisis is being handled.

GOP governor candidate Bruce Rauner announced he's running for Illinois Governor. His campaign has four focuses including job growth, reduced spending, education and term limits for Illinois politicians. Lawmakers would only be able to serve the state for eight years.

As for the pension problem, Rauner said it wasn't handled properly.

"To solve the problem it needed to be dealt with over the last six months and over the last couple of years, not in two weeks at Springfield. The key people are not at the table. The government union bosses are not at the table. It's their muscle, it's their money," said Rauner.

Illinois State Treasurer Dan Rutherford announced his candidacy earlier in June. Quinn has said he will seek re-election.




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