Chicago Tribune: Rauner shifts tone to ‘mutual respect’ in State of State speech

Gov. Bruce Rauner used his second State of the State address Wednesday to urge lawmakers to cast aside months of political and ideological gridlock and use “mutual respect” to move Illinois forward.

But the Republican governor, confronting Democrats who control the legislature, did not back down on his pro-business, union-weakening “Turnaround Agenda” that is part of the impasse that has kept the state without a formal budget for seven months.

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