Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to help veterans, in part, by creating a better business climate. The governor addressed the American Legion state convention in Springfield – he says veterans do a lot for us, why can’t we do a lot for them?
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“We’re honored here in Illinois, we’ve got over 700,000 veterans here,” Rauner says. “I’ll be gosh darned if we’re gonna let the unemployment rate for our veterans be so darn high. It’s way too high. We need a booming economy with great job training and great career openings for veterans all throughout the state.” So what’s the best way to make jobs and a good economy available for vets? The governor’s Turnaround Agenda. Rauner implored the crowd to call their lawmakers and convince them to pass the five points of his plan as he and the legislature are still deadlocked on a budget.