In Illinois, this was the week of executive orders.
Outgoing Gov. Pat Quinn signed a slew on his way out — some that drew immediate fire, including his attempt to make his successor reveal more of his tax returns.
Incoming Gov. Bruce Rauner worked to set a tone that it was a new day in the state’s capital, ordering through a series of orders a freeze on state spending, transparency and accountability on hires and generally more control over how money is spent.
Then on Friday, Rauner signed perhaps the mother of executive orders – one that reversed seven 11th-hour ones Quinn had recently put into place — including the order mandating full release of tax returns.
“It is clear that too many of Pat Quinn’s actions READ MORE