Bruce Rauner on Budget & Economy
Reduce regulatory costs & economy will take off like rocket
Our state's economy could take off like a rocket ship if we could just come together on major pro-jobs legislation. Lawmakers from both parties deserve credit for working to reduce regulatory costs and property tax burdens that make businesses in
Illinois less competitive than our neighbors. Hopefully we can build upon these initial proposals to ensure they drive big results on job creation. And hopefully we can work together to cut the red tape even more--reducing filing fees and costly
licensing barriers that prevent hard-working Illinoisans from qualifying for good, high-paying jobs.
When it comes to the budget, we all can agree Illinois HAS to do something different. Our Administration has offered many proposals to achieve a
truly balanced budget with changes that fundamentally fix our broken system. We must remember that to keep budgets balanced in the future, our rate of economic growth must be higher than our rate of government spending growth. It's just simple math.
Source: 2017 State of the State address to Illinois Legislature
, Jan 25, 2017
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