(CBS) — Governor Bruce Rauner may not be able to boats of passing a budget that’s shaken up Springfield, but he says there are still some accomplishments he’s proud of after his first year in office, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

Governor Rauner admits it’s harder to change Illinois’ government than he expected it to be and he expected it to be hard. The state still doesn’t have a budget seven months after it should have taken effect, but he mostly blamed House Speaker Michael Madigan for that. So, what has the governor accomplished during a year in office?

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“I’m proud to say we’ve been able to eliminate over $700 million in state spending, unnecessary wasteful spending inside our government in the past year,” Rauner said.

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He also says he’s increased state support for education, but Chicago school officials say there are still major inequities.

He also tells WBBM he’s proud of labor contracts negotiated with 17 government unions.

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WBBM’s Interview with Governor Rauner is just part of our “At Issue” program this weekend. To head more from At Issue, click here.