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Bruce, Budget Blues & BGA

Bruce, Budget Blues & BGA
(43:03)

"The more we peel back the onion, the uglier it is."

That's the metaphor Illinois Governor-elect Bruce Rauner used to describe the state budget crisis during a luncheon event this week that was hosted Dec. 16, 2014 by the Better Government Association and its recently created Springfield Advisory Board.

During the event, which was held at the Sangamo Club in Springfield and entitled "Bruce, Budget Blues & BGA", Rauner stated that years of mounting unpaid bills, "accounting shenanigans" and irresponsible borrowing have contributed to a messy budget process and Illinois' ongoing fiscal woes.

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Rahm, Reform & BGA

Rahm, Reform & BGA
(50:47)

In an exclusive interview with Andy Shaw, president and CEO of the Better Government Association, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel touted his administration's track record on ethics while acknowledging there's more to accomplish on the reform front.

The one-on-one interview Dec. 18, 2014 at the downtown-based Union League Club, which lasted for nearly an hour, explored various good government issues, including: need for a privatization ordinance, increased government transparency, police accountability, tax-increment financing, campaign finance as well as Emanuel's leadership style.

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Chuy's Challenge

Chuy's Challenge
(27.07)

BGA President & CEO Andy Shaw sits down for a candid conversation with Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, a former Chicago alderman and state senator who is challenging Mayor Rahm Emanuel in Chicago's mayoral runoff election on April 7.

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