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Gov. Rauner Makes Sales Pitch Abroad About Our ‘Broken’ State

Gov. Bruce Rauner announced this week he’ll be taking his first international trade mission since taking over the state. He has spent the last three years trying to get a state budget, but reminding constituents that Illinois was broken and needed reform. That could be a tough sell to companies looking to set up shop here. We talk to Ted Fishman, author of China, Inc., about what we can expect to come out of this trip, and what usually happens when public officials take their pitch abroad.

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