By Monique Garcia – Chicago Tribune
Rauner also renewed his stance that Chicago Public Schools should not expect financial relief from the state to prevent teacher layoffs unless Emanuel helps push through the Republican governor’s agenda to weaken labor union rights and prop up the business community.
Rauner again called on the mayor to help shepherd his agenda through the legislature. It’s not the first time Rauner has tied the issues together as Emanuel and school officials look to place the blame on Springfield for teacher layoffs if the state doesn’t offer assistance.
“If Chicago is either opposing reform for the state, which so far they are, or staying silent and letting the speaker block reform … no, I am sorry, we are not doing things to help the city of Chicago,” Rauner said Monday.