Governor Begins Response to Budget Crisis

Governor Bruce Rauner has begun his responses to Illinois’ budget crisis. Executive Order 1513 calls upon labor unions that represent State workers to join in the sacrifice. Key unions have responded with a lawsuit against the Governor and a demand that they be allowed to continue deducting sums from each State worker’s paycheck, including workers that have stated they do not wish to join the union.

“We always expected the government union bosses to fight to keep their stranglehold over Illinois taxpayers,” said Rauner’s chief spokesperson Lance Trover on Thursday, March 5. “These forced union dues are a critical cog in the corrupt bargain that is crushing taxpayers, and the government unions will do anything to keep the broken status quo.”