Gov. Rauner talks 'broken' redistricting process, state budget impasse

- Gov. Bruce Rauner decried the Illinois Supreme Court's decision to leave his redistricting proposal off the ballot, saying "we have a system that's broken."

Rauner has been on a statewide tear to pass legislation that would strip the General Assembly of the power to draw legislative district boundaries.

"Illinois has been going down the wrong road for a long time," Rauner told FOX 32. "We've been losing our jobs. We've got the highest property taxes in America, rampant corruption, cronyism, patronage. The system is not working."

Rauner said closed-door map drawing have done Illinois residents a disservice and have led to the state's rising level of debt.

"Our political system does not hold people accountable," Rauner said. "We have no competition. We have no choices. We have gerrymandered districts. We need term limits and fair maps so we can have competitive general elections, fresh ideas and new leaders."

Rauner also discussed his $100,000 donation to an Indiana GOP gubernatorial candidate and how Illinois could prosper by copying the economic success of the Hoosier State.

Check out the full interview above.

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