By Nick Gale, WLS-AM 890
(CHICAGO) Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner makes his budget address today and it looks like he will follow the same notes as in years past.
He will address growing the economy, the same thing he’s been talking about since before being elected. He previewed today’s noon budget address in a FacebookLive segment Tuesday.
“We can’t have balanced budgets long term unless our economy is growing faster than our government spending is growing,” Rauner said. “That’s the key. We need to grow our economy, get more good-paying jobs in Illinois and that’s what were striving to achieve by changing our system.”
The state has been at a budget impasse since Rauner was elected, with Democrats blaming Rauner and Republicans blaming House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago).