Rauner names state patronage hires in move to eliminate them

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Governor Bruce Rauner is taking the advice of a court-appointed monitor, and has started identifying every union-covered patronage position in state government.

Those are jobs where people were appointed, instead of going through a competitive application process.

Rauner wants to fire all political hires, but can't for those protected by unions.

His office tells the Chicago Sun-Times, this is the first step to change that.

Rauner is also working on legislation to prevent patronage hiring in the future.

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2 comments

  • Dan

    Why is it these scumbag politicians are always trying to cut hard working people’s income . Dear governor cut all the politicians perks, b.s. Holidays , suit allowances ,vouchers & all theirs & yours before you start to f&@/! With ours!

    • Joe

      Bout time a politician takes bold steps to rid the state of deadbeats.
      Good start,,,now get the unions out of their pockets as well.