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State-of-the-state speeches continue

Last week, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and California Governor Jerry Brown delivered their state-of-the-state speeches. Here are the highlights of each:

ILLINOIS

Gov. Rauner’s state-of-the-state address did not dodge the problems and uncertainties that the Prairie State faces, but his tone was more optimistic than antagonistic, in contrast to his typical stance. Instead of blaming his colleagues for the mess that the state is in, he suggested that they work together. By doing so, he assured, “we can overcome any obstacle. We have the best people and best location of any state in America. Through bipartisan cooperation, Illinois can once again be the economic engine of the Midwest and the home of innovation and prosperity for everyone.”