For the first time in recent history, a sitting governor addresses the Chicago City Council. We’ll hear from Ald. Proco “Joe” Moreno (1st Ward), Ald. Nicholas Sposato (36th Ward but soon to be 38th Ward) and Ald. Jason Ervin (28th Ward) about their reactions to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s speech.
Watch Rauner’s speech before City Council and the press conference he held with reporters.
Gov. Rauner Unveils His Budget
In February, Rauner released his budget for the coming fiscal year. Carol Marin analyzed his priorities and how likely he was to get the general assembly to see things his way with Diana Rickert, vice president of communications at the Illinois Policy Institute, Madeleine Doubek, chief operating office of Reboot Illinois, and Ralph Martire, executive director of the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability. Watch the segment, Rauner’s budget address, and reaction for legislative leaders.
Unpacking Gov. Rauner’s Budget Address
Phil Ponce talked to Chicago Tonight reporter Amanda Vinicky in February about the lack of specifics in Gov. Bruce Rauner’s first budget address. While the speech didn’t get into specifics, shortly afterward the state operating and capital budgets for fiscal year 2016 were released. Watch the segment and read the proposed budgets by Rauner.
Mayors Rally Against Rauner’s Budget Cuts
At the end of last month, suburban and downstate mayors banded together to implore Gov. Bruce Rauner to reconsider his proposed 50 percent cut in the amount of money the state gives to local municipalities. Watch the segment.
Springfield News with Amanda Vinicky
Eddie Arruza talked with Chicago Tonight Springfield reporter Amanda Vinicky about Tuesday’s Committee of the Whole meeting that featured testimony from witnesses and experts about workers compensation. Watch the segment.