Latest True Fact-checks on Bruce Rauner Bruce Rauner stated on September 28, 2017 in a press conference: "I personally am pro-choice. I always have been. And I made no qualms about that when I was elected governor." Bruce Rauner stated on December 31, 2016 in an op-ed in the (Springfield) State Journal-Register: The status quo led the General Assembly to reduce pension payments four straight years starting in 2005, costing billions of dollars as the delay in contributions essentially borrowed from pension funds at a very high interest rate. Bruce Rauner stated on September 19, 2016 in a press conference: Even our attorney general who is a strong Democrat, she has said that we need causation in our workers’ comp system. That’s the No. 1 thing pushing our manufacturing jobs out of Illinois.