IL Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner delivered his fourth State of the State address in Springfield on Wednesday, issuing a call for bipartisanship among lawmakers to improve the state’s financial standing through economic growth. He did not provide any specific proposals for achieving economic development.
He also said expressed a desire to roll back income taxes. He has previously said he wants to reverse the income tax increase the Legislature approved last summer.
It was his first such address since the end of the budget impasse last July, ending a two-year stalemate.
Rauner attempted to set an optimistic tone while also speaking to voters’ frustrations about the state’s economic and political climate.