Rauner To File ‘Turnaround Agenda’ Legislation

(AP) – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner plans to introduce legislation Friday in an effort to advance pieces of his so-called “Turnaround Agenda.”

The Republican will push for six bills as the Legislature approaches its May 31 deadline.

Among them are measures to make workers’ compensation insurance less expensive, freeze property taxes and impose term limits.

He also wants to make it tougher for corporations to be sued in Illinois.

A bill to allow municipalities to file bankruptcy was introduced earlier this year.

Not included in the stack of new bills is a measure to create right-to-work zones where union membership would be voluntary.

But Rauner is pushing to allow some governments to opt out of prevailing wage agreements and collective bargaining.

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