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"More than a year after talks between Gov. Bruce Rauner and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees were said to have reached an impasse in negotiations over the union's contract with the state which expired on June 30, 2015, all efforts to agree on new terms have been fruitless.", sangamonsun.com
"SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner put together a foundation last month to tap outside contributors for badly needed repairs to the state's fairgrounds, marking another instance in which the Republican former venture capitalist says the private sector can help the financially strapped state.", www.news-gazette.com
"The state's budget battle is on hold for right now, but that doesn't mean that thousands of people across the state of Illinois aren't feeling the effects of the more than yearlong budget impasse.Many people came together in Springfield to mourn the state", foxillinois.com
"Governor Rauner announced in a press release Thursday that the state has reached a conclusion in the IDOT patronage hiring scandal.The remaining 29 staff assistants received their layoff notices Thursday.A 2014 report by the Inspector General found a new p", foxillinois.com
"Gov. Bruce Rauner is laying off 29 employees at the Illinois Department of Transportation he said were among hundreds illegally hired before he took office.All of the workers were given a “staff assistant” title that allowed them to circumvent rules meant to keep politics out of hiring decisions. They were later transferred into jobs with union protections.The layoffs are effective Sept. 15. The administration said 11 of the workers are employed in Sangamon County.“Our", www.sj-r.com