GOV. RAUNER USES SOCIAL MEDIA TO PUSH REFORM MESSAGE
This week, Gov. Rauner used Facebook live to take his reform message directly to the people, outlining his plan to bring back Illinois through term limits, a property tax freeze, and reforms to grow our economy and increase high-paying jobs in the state. Gov. Rauner encouraged legislative leaders to put forward their preferred budget plan if they are serious about negotiating a budget and reform deal.
Gov. Rauner also continued his push for two bipartisan reforms – term limits and a property tax freeze. Watch Gov. Rauner’s message on term limits here, and his call for a property tax freeze here. https://www.facebook.com/GovRauner/videos/587656981440762/
RAUNER WORKS TO REFORM CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM WITH FOCUS ON MENTAL HEALTH
RAUNER CLOSES CLEMENCY BACKLOG DATING BACK TO BLAGOJEVICH
Gov. Rauner this week also announced that his administration has closed a massive backlog of clemency requests, dating back to the Blagojevich administration. The Chicago Sun-Times reported, “Clearing the backlog was one of Rauner’s many priorities in his criminal justice reform platform. He has signed 14 criminal justice bills since he took office and says he wants to focus on rehabilitation and preventing recidivism.”
EFFORTS TO CUT RED TAPE HIGHLIGHTED BY NATIONAL REVIEW
The National Review highlighted Gov. Rauner’s initiative to cut job-killing regulations that stifle small businesses. In October, Gov. Rauner created the Illinois Competitiveness Council and tasked the group to come up with ways to repeal burdensome regulations and red tape by 25% over the next two years. Read more here.