Chicago homeowners may have a familiar voice among their phone messages tonight: Republican Gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner. The Rauner campaign conducted thousands of robocalls today. The message? That Gov. Quinn is considering signing the recently passed Chicago pension reform bill which Rauner says would pave the way for higher property taxes. Paris Schutz has the latest on how pension reform has become political.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel spokesperson, Sarah Hamilton gave a response to Rauner’s pension plan.
"Bruce Rauner hasn't even gotten to Springfield, and he's already acting like a career politician who plays politics with people's pensions and livelihood. This pension reform bill currently awaiting the governor’s signature will bring financial security to 60,000 hardworking people and provides more savings through reform than a plan proposed by Mr. Rauner just a few years ago. The people of Chicago don't need more rhetoric or gimmicks, they need a plan that will give our workers and retirees financial certainty and that will put our city finances in order for the long-term.” -Sarah Hamilton