Posts Tagged “Bruce Rauner”

Pritzker, Rauner and hypocrisy at the Chicago Sun-Times

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Pritzker, Rauner and hypocrisy at the Chicago Sun-Times

Pritzker, Rauner and hypocrisy at the Chicago Sun-Times Most mainstream American journalists love to dish it out and criticize people, but they are thinned skinned and hate to be criticized themselves, especially when they are involved in their own conflicts-of-interest that they fail to mention in their stories. As a columnist who writes my opinions,…

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Rauner chooses businesses over people

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Rauner chooses businesses over people

 Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner administration chooses businesses over people in battle to find sales taxes collected by businesses but not turned over to local communities By Ray Hanania Did you know that if the mayor of your municipality shares information with other members of his (or her) administration about a big local retailer who has failed…

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Election Analysis: Jason Gonzales can’t hide from his past

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Election Analysis: Jason Gonzales can’t hide from his past

Credit card fraud is not a joke but it is the focus of the candidate backed by failed Governor Bruce Rauner in his bid to battle Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan. Rauner’s pals have donated massive amounts of money to fund the candidacy of Jason Gonzales, who has a criminal record that includes convictions for…

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Rauner’s plan for Illinois budget woes? Credit Card fraud!

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Rauner’s plan for Illinois budget woes? Credit Card fraud!

Most of the money raised by “Democrat” Jason Gonzales, who is challenging Mike Madigan, has come from failed Republican Governor Bruce Rauner. But the biggest story is that Rauner is backing a candidate with a history of credit card fraud, credit card theft and identity theft. Is Gonzales the best Rauner can do in his…

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Illinois Governor Latest to Close Borders to Syrian Refugees

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Illinois Governor Latest to Close Borders to Syrian Refugees

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner said Monday afternoon that Illinois will “temporarily suspend” accepting Syrian refugees as a result of the Paris attacks. The Republican governor said in a statement that until there is a balance between security and humanity, the safest course was to err for security. “Our nation and our state have a shared…

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The need to reverse outrageous public pensions

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The need to reverse outrageous public pensions

Rauner budget hits the nail on the head when it comes to cracking down on public taxpayer funded pension abuse but it doesn’t go far enough. No one should be paid more than $100,000 for a public pension that is paid for by the taxpayers. It’s just wrong. By Ray Hanania Governor Bruce Rauner unveiled…

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Rauner delivers first Illinois Budget address

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Rauner delivers first Illinois Budget address

Illinois’ Turnaround Budget from Governor Bruce Rauner Delivered Wednesday February 18, 2015; As Prepared for Delivery Good Afternoon, President Cullerton, Speaker Madigan, Leader Radogno, Leader Durkin, Lieutenant Governor Sanguinetti, Attorney General Madigan, Secretary White, Comptroller Munger, Treasurer Frerichs and Members of the General Assembly Thank you for attending today. Thank you for your service to the people of Illinois. Over the past week, we’ve commemorated the…

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Quinn No-Show Proves Sore Loser Label

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Quinn No-Show Proves Sore Loser Label

Quinn’s actions could be compared to the 5-year-old who fails to win at whack-a-mole at Chuck E. Cheese’s, only there’s no pizza around to dry his three-month-old tears. by Justin Shimko As Gov. Pat Quinn’s moments running the embattled and cash-strapped state died out, Illinoisans across the Prairie State caught a good glimpse of the…

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Bruce Rauner Sworn in as governor, Quinn AWOL

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Bruce Rauner Sworn in as governor, Quinn AWOL

By Ray Hanania Bruce Rauner was sworn in as governor of Illinois, succeeding Gov Pat Quinn who declined to attend the inauguration in Springfield. Quinn’s absence reflects the personal animosity Quinn has with Rauner and with losing the election last November. Quinn claimed he preferred to spend his final hours working on behalf of the…

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From the Right: Christmas Lists and Thoughts

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From the Right: Christmas Lists and Thoughts

Everyone makes Christmas lists this time of year. Here is my list to benefit everyone in Illinois…and a few back home. by Justin Shimko It’s that time of year where children are excited for Santa’s arrival all throughout North America and beyond. Parents, siblings, grandparents, and many others will be sending out their lists to…

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