Bruce Rauner

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  1. Article number 1 - Gov. Rauner proposes death penalty for mass murderers and killers of law enforcement officers
  2. Article number 2 - Governor moves to increase African-American business participation in state procurement
  3. Article number 3 - Gov. Rauner Announces Record Tourism
  4. Article number 4 - Gov. Rauner announces sweeping $2 billion behavioral health initiative
  5. Article number 5 - Rauner calls on General Assembly to pass balanced budget, no new taxes
  •  Gov. Rauner proposes death penalty for mass murderers and killers of law enforcement officers

    Gov. Rauner proposes death penalty for mass murderers and killers of law enforcement officers

    CHICAGO - (May 14, 2018) Gov. Bruce Rauner asked the Illinois General Assembly to reinstate the death penalty for mass murderers and those who kill law enforcement officers.

    The proposal is part of a precedent-setting public safety initiative that the Governor unveiled in an amendatory veto (AV) of House Bill 1468.

  •  Governor moves to increase African-American business participation in state procurement

    Governor moves to increase African-American business participation in state procurement

    CHICAGO (May 17, 2018)— Gov. Bruce Rauner moved to increase the participation of minority-owned businesses in the state procurement process. By Executive Order 18-07, he established the Illinois African American Fair Contracting Commission and made it possible for contracts to be cancelled if African-American participation goals are not being met.

  •  Gov. Rauner Announces Record Tourism

    Gov. Rauner Announces Record Tourism

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (May 15, 2018) - Visitors to Illinois hit an all-time high in 2017, Gov. Bruce Rauner announced. Nearly 114 million people traveled to the state last year to "Enjoy Illinois" and give a $1.1 billion boost to the state's economy.​

    Last year's visitor totals were 1.4% higher than 2016, which also was a record year. The Illinois tourism industry supported 335,500 jobs in 2017, an increase of 18,600 jobs since 2015.

  •  Gov. Rauner announces sweeping $2 billion behavioral health initiative

    Gov. Rauner announces sweeping $2 billion behavioral health initiative

    CHICAGO (May 7, 2018) - Gov. Bruce Rauner announced that Illinois has received federal approval to launch a sweeping $2 billion behavioral health initiative designed to deliver better outcomes for Medicaid beneficiaries suffering from mental health and substance abuse disorders.​

  •  Rauner calls on General Assembly to pass balanced budget, no new taxes

    Rauner calls on General Assembly to pass balanced budget, no new taxes

    CHICAGO (Apr. 9, 2018) - Governor Bruce Rauner framed his legislative agenda for the upcoming session of the Illinois General Assembly around two key imperatives: a truly balanced, full-year FY19 budget. To start the process, Rauner asked House and Senate leaders to meet with him to agree on budget basics like certifying FY19 revenues and spending within the state's means.​

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