Rauner puts campaigning ahead of doing his job

Tuesday April 11, 2017
Contact: Jake Lewis, Illinois Working Together

Rauner puts campaigning ahead of doing his job

Gov. Rauner should put the people of Illinois first

Illinois Working Together Campaign Director Jake Lewis released the following statement in response to Gov. Bruce Rauner's "campaign tour":

"With the state in the midst of a fiscal emergency and Election Day more than 18 months away, it is downright shameful that Gov. Rauner would rather campaign for his re-election than do his job. Rauner's refusal to compromise has hurt students, seniors, and the Illinois economy.

"The question Illinois residents should be asking is: why is Rauner campaigning for re-election when he has failed to propose a balanced budget, his most basic responsibility as governor? Instead of campaigning, the governor should drop the political games, propose a balanced budget, and do his job."