SPRINGFIELD, IL. (KMOX) – Governor Bruce Rauner says his state has deficits that are billions of dollars and adds there needs to be reform – including term limits.

He defends using millions of his own money to change the political landscape.

“My donations have been really more through the party, trying to build a strong Republican party,” Rauner says. “Frankly, democracy doesn’t work in a one party basis. Illinois has been a one-party state for quite a while. That’s one of the reasons we have the problems we do and the deficits and debt we do.”

Rauner adds he is not involved in particular political races or campaigns for the legislature.

He says his goal is to negotiate with the General Assembly and try to come up with a truly balanced budget. However, he tells KMOX Democratic leaders want to wait until after the November election.

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