Governor Bruce Rauner is continuing his push for reforms to several areas in his second State of the State address. Governor Rauner says this is the year to get things like pension and criminal justice reform, term limits and worker’s compensation reform passed. He says changes are needed to improve the economic climate in Illinois.
And, Rauner said while the state doesn’t have a budget, the Governor says that doesn’t mean state government has come to a standstill.
The Governor also called out the state’s largest employees union, AFSCME, saying their contract demands are out of touch with reality. Additionally, Rauner announced 10 long term goals to improve the education system in Illinois.