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Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner did not waste any time in proposing what he touted as a balanced budget.
 
In an address heard on WHOW Wednesday afternoon, the Governor says employee pensions and health care are eating up too much of the state budget.
 
 
Sticking to calls made on the campaign trail and in budget proposals past, the Governor again called for reforms to the Illinois pension system.
 
 
Additionally, the Governor wants to see Illinois schools begin sharing in the cost of teacher pensions.
 
 
The Governor also discussed education in Illinois, both K-12 education and higher education spending.
 
 
Again, going to back to the Governor's campaign promises and his budget speeches past, the Governor again called for lawmakers to pass tax cuts.
 
 
The Governor wants to see employee health care come more in line with the private sector and for workers compensation rates to be reduced. 

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