Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner says he wants the administration of outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn to hold off on hiring, appointing, and re-classifying employees for the remainder of its time in office. Rauner, who will be sworn in Jan. 12, said at the Capitol, “We have no reason to believe today that the governor or his staff are doing anything inappropriate,” however, some transitions in the past have included actions which “probably were inappropriate or didn't make sense.”
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A statement e-mailed from the governor's office says, “The Governor has already directed all cabinet members to manage their agencies in a responsible manner to ensure that the basic operations of the state continue.”
In addition to meeting with legislative leaders and other officials, Rauner plans to start drawing up a plan to fix up the Governor's Mansion. He says his thinking now is that the repairs would be all privately funded.