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Gov. Rauner on budget impasse, President-elect Donald Trump

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Governor Bruce Rauner stopped by ABC7 to talk about the state budget impasse and President-elect Donald Trump. (WLS)

The state of Illinois has gone about a year-and-a-half without a full budget. A stop-gap spending plan passed in order to get the state through the election is set to expire at the end of the year.

Governor Bruce Rauner stopped by ABC7 Monday morning to talk about the state budget impasse and President-elect Donald Trump.

Rauner said he has asked legislators to meet with him every day to work on a budget. The governor said he wants reforms such as term limits on elected officials and bringing down property taxes passed with the budget.

After Donald Trump's election, Rauner said he called the president-elect to congratulate him and hopes to have a working relationship with Washington.

"I want to make sure we have at least some working relationship with the administration in Washington. I did that with President Obama when I first became governor, I went and met with him. I called the president-elect and said congratulations and I hope we can work together. I stayed out of the presidential race, I was appalled by the rhetoric, but it is in the people's interest here that we have a communication and that's what I started," Rauner said.
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