Bruce Rauner

Democrats chip away at GOP dominance in state governments

Democrats tried Tuesday to fight their way back to power in state capitols across the country by reclaiming governor’s seats in key Midwest states, major steps in their nationwide strategy to reverse years of Republican gains in state capitols. Still, their early victories in Kansas, Illinois and Michigan were balanced by Republicans holding on to … Continue reading Democrats chip away at GOP dominance in state governments

CHICAGO | AP FACT CHECK: Governor candidate wants to test mileage tax

CHICAGO — Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner‘s campaign has hit the Illinois airwaves with a new claim that Democratic challenger J.B. Pritzker wants to tax drivers for the mileage they log by using a tracking device. It’s the latest in a string of Rauner ads that accuse Pritzker of harboring plans to raise taxes. The candidates … Continue reading CHICAGO | AP FACT CHECK: Governor candidate wants to test mileage tax

Illinois News: Governor Bruce Rauner extends health insurance to fertility preservation

Egg or sperm freezing keeps hope of parenthood alive for young cancer patients; Governor notes ‘extraordinary’ year of advancement for health care in Illinois CHICAGO, IL – Young cancer patients struggling for survival no longer have to give up the prospect of parenthood when they undergo potentially sterilizing treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation or surgery. … Continue reading Illinois News: Governor Bruce Rauner extends health insurance to fertility preservation

WASHINGTON | Most GOP governors back Trump’s Supreme Court pick

WASHINGTON — Nearly all the nation’s Republican governors have signed a letter backing Senate confirmation for President Donald Trump‘s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. In a letter to Senate leaders, GOP governors from 32 states ask that senators move “expeditiously to confirm” Kavanaugh to the court. They write: “Judge Kavanaugh’s impeccable credentials demonstrate he is … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Most GOP governors back Trump’s Supreme Court pick