Panelists address turnaround agenda’s implications on the budget debate

Rock Island County Republican Chair Bill Bloom and attorney Mike Halpin didn’t find much common ground in this week’s panel discussion on 4 the Record.

Bloom maintains Governor Bruce Rauner was elected for a reason and his turnaround agenda should be implemented.

However, he conceded at this point not all facets of the governor’s wish list are likely if there’s a budget deal.

Halpin held firm to the democratic theme that Rauner’s wasting time holding the budget process at a standstill in exchange for his agenda because his ideas have no budgetary impact.