By Bill Cameron, WLS News
(CHICAGO) Gov. Bruce Rauner is calling for more budget talks now that the primary elections are over, but he’s ignoring the results of those primaries.
Now that Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) trounced him in last Tuesday’s primaries, Rauner wants Madigan to compromise. There’s little chance of that, but Rauner claims it might be better if they meet one-on-one.
“[Madigan’s] style is not to be compromising in a group,” Rauner said. “That’s not how he works. So I don’t think, my own view is, further four-leader meetings probably will not be productive. I’m hoping that the Speaker and I can meet soon, like today maybe, but whatever.”
Madigan has always said he wants to work professionally and co-cooperatively with Rauner, but they don’t call Madigan the Velvet Hammer for nothing.
Also Monday, Rauner said he would support the Republican nominee for president, whoever that turns out to be, even if it’s Donald Trump.
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