Bruce Rauner is bashing his opponent’s record on crime, but keeping his own policies on the subject vague. Other than opposing a ban on assault weapons in the state, Rauner hasn’t discussed his policies to combat crime in detail. He believes the economic growth he’s promising to bring to Illinois if elected will help the state’s crime problems.
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“Here’s the real issue on crime: we need a booming economy where every young person has a job available so they have a career and they see a future. We need world class schools that also include vocational training,” Rauner said. Rauner isn’t taking a position on the possibility of a statewide decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana, only saying he’s “open to discussing it.”