Senate President vows to work with Governor Bruce Rauner

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Making easier for people to open new businesses in Illinois is among the items Senate President John Cullerton wants to make happen as he begins a fourth term as leader of the Illinois Senate.

Cullerton says he wants to work with Governor Bruce Rauner to provide better funding for schools and raising the minimum wage as well.

Democrats hold a veto-proof majority in the Illinois Senate and House. Rauner's election created the first divided government in Illinois since 2003.

Cullerton also says he looks forward to working with Rauner and lawmakers in both parties to address Illinois' many "tough challenges."

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