Rauner takes aim at special interests, unions during speeches Monday

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner is delivering a message of what he calls "voter empowerment" across the state.

He spoke at two events Monday, declaring that Illinois government is controlled by special interests. He specifically took aim at the influence of worker unions.

"I'm not advocating that Illinois become a right-to-work state. We don't need to do that and I don't want to do that, I don't advocate that," Rauner said. "But I want you to be able to decide. One other county or Springfield shouldn't tell you what you have to do."

The governor also said voters should have more control over taxes and term limits.