CHICAGO - Gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner sent out an email asking his supporters to tweet Governor Pat Quinn, urging him to veto the "Uber" bill:
I am running for governor to bring back a booming economy to Illinois. We need to encourage job growth by giving innovative companies greater opportunities – not restricting them.
Uber is an innovative, growing company that provides ride-share services to millions of people across the country and wants to create 425 more jobs right here in Illinois. Yet, Governor Pat Quinn may sign a bill that will hamper this fast growing company with burdensome regulations and impede job creation.
Illinois should encourage companies like Uber to grow here, but this bill does the opposite. I'd veto it. Ride-share drivers should have insurance and background checks. But Pat Quinn shouldn’t sign this bill – it sends another signal that Illinois is closed to innovation.
I love Uber. And we need a state that supports job creation -- not runs it off. Tweet Pat Quinn -- tell him to veto the anti-Uber bill.