Governor Bruce Rauner is laying out his ideas for a new state budget, and weighing in on some of the components on the Senate’s “Grand Bargain.” Governor Rauner is calling for more money for education. A 10 percent increase in MAP Grant Funding, raising the earned income tax credit and selling the Thompson Center in Chicago. He’s also continuing his push for term limits and worker’s compensation reform, and urging lawmakers to get this done.
The Governor also mentioned that he’s like a permanent property tax freeze, not just a temporary freeze as in the Senate plan. And, he says he will not support raising the state sales tax on groceries and medicine.