Thursday, March 9, 2017
Rauner Sees Dem Conspiracy
Governor Rauner is accusing top state Democrats of plotting against him to force a government shutdown. Comptroller Susana Mendoza has gotten a judge's okay to dip into the same fund Governor Rauner's been using to keep government operating in the absence of a budget. Rauner says Mendoza is trying to deplete that fund, and he accused her, Attorney General Lisa Madigan and House Speaker Michael Madigan of a political conspiracy to pave the way for an income tax increase. He says the three are trying to create a crisis and force a shutdown. A spokesman for Speaker Madigan called Rauner's comments "delusional babble."