Rauner pushes term limits in “State of the State”

By Bill Cameron, WLS-AM News

(SPRINGFIELD) Governor Bruce Rauner delivered his annual State of the State Address to a joint session of the General Assembly.

Rauner said the State of the State is one of readiness and he was hoping out loud that the Democrats in control would give him what they have refused to give him before, such as term limits.

“80% of Illinois’ voters want term limits. The other 20% it seems are seated in this chamber.”​

And with his nemesis Speaker Mike Madigan standing just behind him in the well of the House, Rauner asked that lawmakers ban elected officials like attorney Madigan from doing property tax appeals work to prevent corruption. In other words, it was very much an election year campaign speech.

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