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Public sector appears out of touch

To the editor:    On page 28 of the IBJ, May 2015, Alan Ortbals criticized Gov. Rauner on “trying to cut your way to prosperity.”     The Democrats have been trying to “spend their way to prosperity” and that has not worked. I believe Gov. Rauner’s position is that the state needs to engage in best…

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Do not cut community care programs

Do not cut community care programs To the editor:    These are tough financial times for Illinois, and our legislators will be making tough decisions as they negotiate with Gov. Rauner on his 2016 budget. They need to hear from constituents to know how important services caring for our most vulnerable neighbors are, many of which…

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Rauner wants to run us to ground

To the editor:    The Illinois state director of the National Federation of Independent Business said in a recent letter to the editor (in the Springfield Journal Register) that she supports Gov. Bruce Rauner’s efforts to shift the risk and expense of caring for Illinoisans injured at their workplaces or harmed by corporate negligence and malfeasance…

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