Donne E Trotter

Don't like Gov. Rauner's budget? Make a counter.

Don't like Gov. Rauner's budget? Make a counter.

Given the Fahrenheit follies outdoors, you may not have felt the hot breath from many legislators since Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed a budget for the deadbeat state of Illinois. We sensed that state Sen. Donne Trotter, D-Chicago, was peeved when he said the "slash-and-burn budget" positioned Rauner "as if he was an ISIS warrior fighting a battle, not against the state of Illinois but against the people of Illinois." Thanks for your constructive contribution, Senator.

Cooler voices won more attentive audiences with more useful arguments, which come down to this: The governor's plan for state operating funds would seriously reduce spending on numerous services that...

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