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Rauner’s wrong priorities: giving tax breaks to big corporations while slashing social services

4/09/2015
CHICAGO — Following news that Governor Bruce Rauner would be awarding $100 million in corporate tax giveaways just days after cutting $26 million in critical funding for social services, the Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT) released the following response:
"If anyone is still unclear about Governor Rauner’s priorities, look no further,” said Aviva Bowen, IFT Director of Communications. "Giving tax breaks to big corporations while slashing millions from the services our most vulnerable citizens rely upon is beyond the pale.
 
Cutting funding for autism, homelessness, parks, and after-school programs before asking the most wealthy to chip in a dime is completely out of touch with what Illinois wants or deserves."

The Illinois Federation of Teachers represents 103,000 teachers and paraprofessionals in PreK-12 school districts throughout Illinois, faculty and staff at Illinois’ community colleges and universities, public employees under every statewide elected constitutional officer, and retirees.

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