SJ-R: Rauner’s blueprint falls a few billion short

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For a man who has vowed to “shake up Springfield,” Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner isn’t bringing much to the table with less than five months until the November election.

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With three caged chickens looking on (a corny and unnecessary prop) at a Chicago news conference Thursday, Rauner began rolling out some of his ideas for righting Illinois’ fiscal wrongs.

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His blueprint features a series of safe, lackluster ideas – low-hanging fruit, some might call it – that are exactly what critics expected from a first-time candidate who talks in platitudes and has expressed disdain for almost everyone involved in state government.

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