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Rauner Pledges to Cut Spending, Lower Taxes if Re-Elected

Jim Meadows
Illinois Public Media

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner says -- if re-elected -- he’ll work to decrease the personal income tax rate and make cuts to state spending.

The Republican incumbent says he’ll implement policies that will save the state billions. Speaking on the 21st show, Rauner says state government doesn’t need more taxes:

“We don’t need to cut human services, we don’t need to cut education. We need to make government more efficient, transparent, and less bureaucracy.”

Specifically, Rauner says he’ll work on pension reform, health care reform, and cutting units of government.

He estimates making government more efficient in these ways would save the state $6 billion a year.