Rauner Backs Off Spending Stance

(Springfield, IL) — Governor Rauner now says he supports releasing state funds for lottery winners and local government public works departments, even though there’s no budget in place. Democrats in control of the legislature aren’t jumping at Rauner’s offer though, saying they’ll take his proposed changes to their bill under advisement. Rauner is facing a lawsuit by lottery winners who are owed nearly three-hundred-million-dollars in unpaid winnings.