RAUNER TOP FIVE: #WorstGov Tripled Overdue Bills

Rauner Backlog Soared to Record High, Slashing Services and Hurting Illinoisans

Chicago, IL – Today, Crisis Creatin’ Rauner continues RAUNER TOP FIVE, a five-day series highlighting the lasting damage, misplaced priorities, and embarrassing stumbles that led Bruce Rauner to be crowned: ‘The Worst Republican Governor in America.’


The 736-day budget crisis manufactured by none other than Bruce Rauner forced the state to issue billions of dollars in IOUs to medical providers, schools, and social service agencies. At its peak, the size of the bill backlog tripled, leaving vendors without funds for months. That meant services were cut, staff were laid off, and agencies closed their doors.
“At the height of political desperation, ‘the Worst Republican Governor in America’ manufactured a 736-day budget crisis that hurt Illinoisans across the state,” said Pritzker campaign spokeswoman Jordan Abudayyeh. “Overdue bills skyrocketed and people were left without vital services, all while Rauner wiped his hands of responsibility and claimed he’s ‘not in charge.’”


Michael Berger