Rauner Responds To Criticism Made By Former GOP Governors

(Springfield, IL) — Governor Rauner is speaking out following criticism by two of his Republican predecessors over his handling of the budget impasse. Rauner said yesterday that he believes the state is going through “short-term pain for some very long-term gain.” His comments follow former Governors Jim Edgar and Jim Thompson saying Illinois’ government is in the worst shape they’ve seen.