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Rauner Claims A Productive First Year

Gov. Bruce Rauner says he's taken steps to improve Illinois during his first year in office, but the job ``is nowhere near complete.'' Tomorrow/today marks one year since the Republican businessman's inauguration. Since then, Rauner and Democratic leaders have been unable to agree on a state budget or other major issues such as how to eliminate Illinois' $111 billion unfunded pension liability.  

The Republican pins the blame for the gridlock on Democrats who control the Legislature. Democrats say they won't cave to some of Rauner's demands because it would hurt the middle class.  

Rauner says his administration's biggest accomplishments include increasing money for elementary and secondary education and making state government more efficient.

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