Budget Woes, Out-Migration Color Illinois Gov. Race

Hilary Gowins, RealClearPolitics What’s going on in Illinois? Pundits like to point to the recent Republican primary challenge to incumbent Gov. Bruce Rauner as a “sexy” story of party infighting. Or the fact that the 2018 governor’s race will almost certainly be the most expensive in U.S. history. But what’s playing out in Illinois, a state with the biggest pension crisis in the nation and the country’s worst outmigration problem, isn’t about party politics or campaign coffers.

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