CHICAGO (CBS) — A day after Gov. Bruce Rauner told Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan to either fall in line with his agenda or pass a tax hike on his own, Mayor Rahm Emanuel is warning Rauner that doing so was a bad move.

The mayor was clearly uncomfortable even tackling the ongoing state budget and pension stalemates publicly, in response to reporters’ questions.

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Emanuel said Rauner’s latest pension proposal makes sense for the most part, but said if his friend wants it to get a fair hearing, he should build consensus budget and pension issues, instead of ”personalizing” differences with Madigan.

“I don’t think it’s a good idea to have your politics get in the way of your policy,” he said. “What I mean by that is by personalizing somehow that the Speaker is the holdup doesn’t help advance the proposal that at least deserves the merit of discussion, and a way of addressing a serious problem.”

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Emanuel said everyone should be allowed to weigh in on both topics.

“I constantly want to urge to lower the personal temperature, keep the conversation going, and dialogue, and trust-building exercise, so serious issues like a pension proposal can be heard without the politics getting in the way of progress,” he said.

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For the record, Emanuel wants no part of the power to declare bankruptcy that is included in the 500-page draft pension bill, but likes much of the rest, including how it addresses Chicago police and fire pensions, city-downstate pension issues and a proposed city-owned casino for Chicago, saying it makes sense to address everyone’s pension-related issues in one massive bill.