Political hiring information in Illinois belongs online, under a law former Gov. Pat Quinn didn’t enforce, say supporters of an executive order Gov. Bruce Rauner signed Thursday. “What he had told the press is that it would cost $150,000, and maybe his numbers are right. I don't think they are,” says State Rep. Jack Franks (D-Marengo), who appeared at Rauner’s announcement.
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“Even if they were, there was so much ridiculous spending by his government. What he was saying was, he was prioritizing paying folks to go to Bulls games or to go to plays much more than it was for transparency in government.”
Rauner, a multi-millionaire who financed much of his own campaign, has refused to disclose his income tax schedules or sources of his income. He has said his disclosure already exceeds what’s required.