Bruce Rauner has plan to reform Illinois corporate welfare

Republican primary gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner visits his Chicago campaign headquarter, where volunteer spent the day calling voters and assembling yard signs, Saturday January 10, 2013.  | Jessica Koscielniak / Sun-Times
Republican primary gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner visits his Chicago campaign headquarter, where volunteer spent the day calling voters and assembling yard signs, Saturday January 10, 2013. | Jessica Koscielniak / Sun-Times

Bruce Rauner says he intends to give businesses reasons to stay in Illinois and reform “corporate welfare.” According to the Chicago Sun-Times’ Early & Often:

“Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner, a multimillionaire businessman, offered up a series of proposals on Wednesday that he says aim to reform ‘corporate welfare.’ His plan would include changing incentives offered to businesses to stay in Illinois, taxing the sale of racehorses as well as private jet and yacht inheritances.

The ideas were quickly dismissed by Gov. Pat Quinn’s campaign, which accused the Winnetka venture capitalist of putting forth his ‘second chicken budget’ and stealing Quinn’s proposals, dubbing Rauner’s the ‘Kleptomaniac Budget Pamphlet.’”

[Read the entire article on Early & Often]

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