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Task force looks to shrink Illinois government


Map courtesy of the Illinois Association of REALTORS®

Map courtesy of the Illinois Association of REALTORS®


On the campaign trail and in his first weeks in office, Gov. Bruce Rauner pledged to save taxpayers money by eliminating some of Illinois’ nearly 7,000 units of government — a piece of his legislative agenda with rare bipartisan support.

Now a task force the Republican governor named to put that idea in motion is preparing to present its final recommendations. Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti, the commission’s chairwoman, says its suggestions could make government more efficient and effective if the Legislature and Rauner choose to implement them.

“At the end of the day the savings are going to be huge,” she said…Please click here to read Sara Burnett’s Associated Press story in the Sun-Times.

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