Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner will deliver his state of the state speech next week, and local lawmakers are anxious to hear what is proposed.  Rauner has cited a staggering budget deficit, piles of unpaid bills, and an unfriendly business climate as just some of the problems to overcome. 

State Representative Dwight Kay (R-Glen Carbon) tells The Big Z Rauner needs to make Illinois a more job-friendly state.

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State Representative Dan Beiser (D-Alton) tells The Big Z says much of what will be accomplished must be done by building relationships with his fellow elected officials.

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The State of the State Address will be February 4th, while the budget address is scheduled for February 18th.


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