WAND: Dems wary of Rauner balanced budget pledge

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WAND is reporting, “Republican Governor Bruce Rauner is promising to deliver a balanced budget when he addresses the General Assembly on February 14th. The Democratic majority is skeptical.

“That would be the first time in four years that he’s been able to accomplish that. I hope he does,” State Senator Andy Manar, (D) Bunker Hill, recently told WANDs Doug Wolfe. “If he doesn’t do that on February 14th than we’re going to have a tough time this year.”

When Rauner said in his January 31st State of the State address that he would propose a balanced budget he was met with jeers and mock applause from Democrats. After the address Senate President John Cullerton, (D) Chicago, told reporters Rauner has failed to meet with legislative leaders in more than a year and criticized his lack of leadership on the budget…”

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