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Illinois GOP governor urges unity ahead of divisive election

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner urged bipartisanship Wednesday to confront Illinois' economic crisis, at times drawing mock applause from Democratic legislators who blame him for exacerbating the mess by proposing tax cuts they say the state can't afford. Rauner used his fourth State of the State speech to call for an end to the rancor that has defined his first term, yet the political undertones were obvious.
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