With No Budget, Rauner Repeats Calls For Pro-Business Reform

Springfield (AP) — Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner used his State of the State address Wednesday to make another case for changes he says would make Illinois more competitive, even as he acknowledged that huge opposition from Democrats has prompted a record budget stalemate and crippled social services and other programs. Rauner touched on many of the same agenda items he’s pushed unsuccessfully for the past year: imposing term limits on lawmakers, freezing property taxes and allowing local governments to strip unions’ collective bargaining rights.