Bruce Rauner is leading the movement to fix Illinois. He is taking on the powerful insiders and special interests and putting the people first. Bruce knows bringing back Illinois requires fundamental reforms and he’s committed to making that happen. See how far Illinois has come since 2014 and where it’s heading.
TERM LIMITS AND FAIR MAPS
To fix Illinois, we need to begin by repairing its political system. Right now, Illinois is controlled by the political elite and special interests who only want to protect the status quo. Illinois voters deserve to choose their elected officials, not the other way around. We need term limits and independent maps to make elections more competitive and ensure politicians can be held accountable by the people.
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EDUCATION FUNDING REFORM AND INCREASING SCHOOL STANDARDS
Bruce believes education is the most important thing we do as a community and that every child deserves access to world-class schools. He is committed to a cradle-to-career approach to education that gives every child the opportunity to succeed.
WORKER'S COMPENSATION REFORM, LAWSUIT REFORM AND PROPERTY TAX FREEZE
Illinois’ central location, fertile fields and world-class communities combined with the best, hardest-working people in America means Illinois should be thriving. We have everything going for us except for decades of bad politics and bad policy. Bruce is working hard to make Illinois more competitive and help create more well-paying jobs. That means working to lower the cost of doing business by reforming Illinois’ high-cost workers compensation system, reining in out-of-control lawsuit abuse and freezing property taxes. It also means modernizing Illinois’ economic development efforts so it moves at the speed of business.
AFSCME AND LOCAL CONTROL
For decades, special interests and political insiders controlled Illinois and left taxpayers with the bill. Bruce is making sure that taxpayers come first and state government delivers value for your hard-earned tax dollars. That means focusing on results and supporting innovative solutions that save money. Bruce is fighting to reduce property taxes by giving local communities more flexibility to control their costs and he’s representing taxpayers by negotiating tough but fair contracts with state labor unions.
Illinois has more than $170 billion in unfunded pension liability and pension costs, crushing taxpayers. Today, nearly 1 out of 5 general fund dollars state government funds goes towards funding Illinois’ broken pension system. As part of the bridge-to-reform plan, Bruce had the General Assembly commit to passing cost-saving pension reform this year. These reforms could save taxpayers billions of dollars in the years ahead.