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GOP Leaders Say Rauner Plan Has Right Approach

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RaunerCHICAGO (AP) — Top Republicans say gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner’s plan to cut spending in Illinois has the right approach.

Among the ideas the businessman challenging Gov. Pat Quinn outlined Thursday were selling state planes and merging the comptroller’s and treasurer’s offices. Rauner has also said he won’t take a salary. The venture capitalist from Winnetka is a multimillionaire.

Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno says Rauner will help draw attention to areas that could use cost-cutting.

But Democratic Senate President John Cullerton says that under Rauner’s plan only wealthy people could be governor. He adds the suggestions should have come earlier while state lawmakers were putting the state budget together.

House Republican Leader Jim Durkin says everything would be on the table if Rauner wins office.

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