The Better Government Association hopes Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner practices the tenets the organization preaches. What is the Chicago-based BGA? “We are doing this to restore the good government Illinois residents deserve and haven’t had for a very long time,” says President Andy Shaw.
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Shaw says he’s willing to give Rauner the benefit of the doubt: “This is a wonderful opportunity to rescue a state that teeters on the edge of a fiscal and ethical cliff,” adding the lack of leadership over the last decade presents a daunting challenge for Rauner.
Shaw says outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn has sullied his legacy through problematic hiring and appointments, most recently naming his campaign manager to be executive director of the Illinois Sports Facilities Authorities, with Quinn just steps from the exit door.