TRIBUNE: Day after proposing to slash state university budgets, Rauner spent $625K on ‘Godfather’ memorabilia

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The Chicago Tribune is reporting, “Gov. Bruce Rauner took heat in February 2016 for a budget speech that proposed slashing state university funding by 20 percent.

But it turns out that just a day later Rauner was quietly digging into his own pockets to help out higher education — by, er, spending $625,000 on “The Godfather” memorabilia.

Rauner and his wife Diana last week donated their haul of the papers and possessions formerly belonging to the classic gangster movie’s author, Mario Puzo, to Rauner’s alma mater Dartmouth College…”

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