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Rauner Calls For Hiring Freeze

(Springfield, IL) -- Appearing in Springfield for the first time since the election, incoming governor Bruce Rauner today called the financial condition of the state "stunningly bad." Speaking to reporters down the hall from what is still Governor Quinn's office, Rauner asked Quinn to freeze hiring for the rest of his term and to refrain from moving staffers into jobs where they're protected from being fired at will. Rauner said he plans to push for a new state pension overhaul, but he offered no details on how he proposes to repair the state budget or to replace revenue lost if the income tax hike is allowed to expire..

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