Illinois governor: If recreational marijuana bill passes, I’d veto it

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner stopped by the Ford County Record office in downtown Paxton for a 15-minute sit-down with Editor Will Brumleve on Thursday afternoon. The Republican governor answered several questions posed by Brumleve, ranging in topic from the state budget, pension reform and term limits to the opioid epidemic and the proposed legalization of cannabis for recreational use. Following is the full give-and-take …

Brumleve: Is there anything you want to talk about specifically?

Rauner: The budget, that’s the big thing. We have got to get balanced budgets in Illinois; we have got to stop the deficit spending. As you guys more at