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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) \u2014 Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has approved a plan providing billions of dollars in subsidies to Exelon Corp. to keep two unprofitable nuclear plants from closing prematurely.

The Republican appeared at Riverdale High School in Port Byron on Wednesday to sign legislation he said will save thousands of jobs by rewarding Exelon for producing carbon-free energy.

In addition to $235 million a year for Exelon to prop up nuclear plants in the Quad Cities and Clinton, the plan provides hundreds of millions of dollars in energy-efficiency programs and assistance to low-income energy users.

\"I was unwilling to gamble with these communities, gamble with thousands of good-paying jobs and gamble with our energy future,\" Rauner said in a prepared statement. \"While this legislation isn't perfect, it allows us to protect jobs, ratepayers and taxpayers.\"

The law ensures the plants in Cordova and Clinton stay open for 10 years, caps the increase in ratepayer bills at an average of 25 cents a month for the 13-year life of the deal and allows for expansion of alternative power generators, such as wind and solar.

Exelon said in a statement that the measure, known as the Future Energy Jobs Bill, \"safeguards the state's top source of clean energy, protects and creates thousands of jobs and strengthens the Illinois economy, while preserving competitive rates.\"

Rauner previously criticized \"special deals\" for corporations, but last week said closing the plants would have \"devastated the two communities.\"

Critics, such as BEST Coalition, a nonprofit that opposes the deal, says the nuclear plants aren't needed because Illinois produces 41 percent more energy than it needs and exports the excess. BEST Coalition also says subsidizing the plants will mean a steep increase in rates.

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PORT BYRON\u00a0\u2014 Governor Bruce Rauner today signed Senate Bill 2814, the Future Energy Jobs bill, at a ceremony at Riverdale High School in Port Byron. The bipartisan legislation ensures the Quad Cities and Clinton power facilities remain open for another 10 years, saving thousands of good-paying jobs, while protecting working families, seniors, and thousands of other high-quality, good-paying jobs throughout the state by capping residential and business energy rates.

\u201cWhen this legislation was originally drafted, it was a Christmas tree loaded with special interest goodies that would have skyrocketed energy costs on families and businesses across the state,\u201d said Governor Rauner. \u201cSo we needed to find a balance, because I was unwilling to gamble with these communities, gamble with thousands of good paying jobs and gamble with our energy diversity. While this legislation isn\u2019t perfect, it allows us to protect jobs, ratepayers and taxpayers.\u201d

Before Governor Rauner\u2019s involvement, the legislature was poised to pass a massive bill with demand rates that could have skyrocketed energy bills for consumers. Governor Rauner laid out a pathway for a deal with his statement of principles which outlined any energy agreement should preserve jobs while protecting ratepayers and taxpayers.

\u201cThank you to those who negotiated in good faith to help make this bill a reality, and most importantly, thank you to the people of the Quad Cities and Clinton for your persistence, your patience, and hard work,\u201d Governor Rauner added.

Senate Bill 2814 ensures the Clinton and Quad Cities power facilities remain open for another 10 years. It contains a guaranteed cap that energy prices cannot increase more than 25 cents on the average residential home, and cannot increase more than 1.3 percent on commercial and industrial users over the next ten years. Rates are projected to decrease for the first several years due to the utilities being able to amortize energy efficiency. It also promotes unprecedented wind and solar expansion and preserves zero-emission generation, maintaining Illinois\u2019 status in leading the nation in zero-carbon generation.

\"I want to commend Sen. Anderson, as well as every local community leader, who worked diligently to educate both public and policy makers in the Capitol about the important contribution this facility makes to the local electrical supply grid, the regional economy and the state as a whole,\" said Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont).

\u201cA joint study conducted by the Illinois Commerce Commission, the Illinois Power Agency, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity found that allowing several nuclear plants to prematurely close would cause our electric rates to increase by as much as 26% during stress events while grid reliability and capacity would significantly decrease. Closing the plants would also cost Illinois approximately 7,800 jobs and $1.8 billion in economic activity,\u201d said House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Burr Ridge). \u201cAt the end of the day, had we failed to take action Illinois and Illinois consumers would suffer, and our electric rates would get dramatically out of hand.\u201d

\u201cGetting this bill passed, and saving jobs in the 36th Senate District has been one of my top priorities since taking office almost two years ago. This legislation saves our area from losing more than 800 direct jobs, 1,200 indirect jobs, and the largest property taxpayer in Rock Island County\u201d said State Sen. Neil Anderson (R-Rock Island). \u201cIt has been a long and difficult process to pass this legislation, but I\u2019m happy to be able to say we have been successful thanks to negotiations between stakeholders, the General Assembly, and the Governor\u2019s Office.\u201d

\u201cThis historic legislation will protect the state\u2019s primary source of clean energy while saving thousands of good jobs at our plants and providing millions of dollars in low-income assistance as well as job training in communities that need it most,\u201d said Chris Crane, president and CEO of Exelon. \u201cWe appreciate the leadership of Governor Rauner and legislative leaders for their roles in positioning Illinois to be a national leader in clean energy, job growth and economic development.\u201d

\u201cICC Staff, including policy analysts, accountants, economists, attorneys and engineers spent a great deal of time analyzing this bill,\u201d said Brien Sheahan, Chairman of the Illinois Commerce Commission. \u201cOur analysis shows the bill not only provides true caps to protect and limit customer rate impacts, but also includes several methods by which the ICC can enforce these caps. We are confident in our ability to oversee the charge this legislation creates for our agency.\u201d

\u201cThis is a big win for consumers,\u201d said Dave Kolata, Executive Director of the Citizens Utility Board (CUB). \u201cIt\u2019s Economics 101 \u2013 reducing demand for electricity also reduces the price. Illinois already enjoys some of the lowest rates in the nation because of energy efficiency, and this bill will drive further savings to homeowners.\u201d According to a CUB analysis, residential consumers will enjoy at least $4 billion in lower electric bills over the lifetime of the law, which also imposes a cap limiting bill increases to no more than 25-35 cents a month while savings from efficiency ramp up.

\u201cWith this legislation, Illinois will now be able to compete head-to-head with any other state in the nation in the race to build a renewable energy economy-- and win,\u201d said Lesley McCain, director of the Illinois Solar Energy Association (ISEA). \u201cThis bill will mean more jobs for solar installers, more savings for solar customers and environmental benefits for all of us who gain when cleaner sources of energy are used.\u201d

\u201cWith this legislation, Illinois will now be able to compete head-to-head for clean energy jobs with any other state in the nation -- and win,\u201d said Jennifer Walling, Executive Director of the Illinois Environmental Council (IEC), who added \u201cThe Future Energy Jobs bill fixes and improves the broken Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS), leading to $12 to $15 billion in private investment and the development of at least 3,000 megawatts of new solar and 1,300 MWs of wind energy\u2014 enough to power nearly 1 million homes.\"

Video of the event will be posted here.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) \u2014 As Donald Trump makes his tour to thank the states that helped him win the presidency, some of the others are gearing up to do battle with his administration.

Officials in blue states object to his positions on immigration, health care, climate change and other issues.

In Massachusetts and California, the state attorneys general have threatened to sue if Trump tries to carry out policies they contend are unconstitutional.

Chicago is funding legal aid for residents who could face deportation under possible Trump policies.

Still, liberal mayors and governors have found one area where they think Trump could be helpful: They hope he follows through on plans to spend $1 trillion to repair bridges, upgrade airports, build rail lines and make other infrastructure improvements.

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PORT BYRON, Ill. (AP) \u2014 The Latest on Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signing nuclear plant legislation on Wednesday (all times local):

10:50 a.m.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation providing billions of dollars in subsidies to Exelon Corp. so the power giant can keep unprofitable nuclear plants running in Clinton and the Quad Cities.

Rauner's office says he signed the measure Wednesday morning during a ceremony at Riverdale High School in Port Byron. He planned to sign it again later in the day in Clinton. Both cities are home to nuclear plants. State lawmakers approved the legislation during last week's veto session.

Rauner said in a statement that \"while this legislation isn't perfect, it allows us to protect jobs, ratepayers and taxpayers.\" He says he wasn't willing to \"gamble with thousands of good paying jobs.\"

Exelon says the law \"safeguards the state's top source of clean energy, protects and creates thousands of jobs and strengthens the Illinois economy, while preserving competitive rates.\"

___

4:40 a.m.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is set to sign legislation that provides billions of dollars in subsidies to Exelon Corp. so the power giant can keep unprofitable nuclear plants running in Clinton and the Quad Cities.

The Republican is scheduled to sign legislation Wednesday to keep the Quad Cities plant open in Port Byron in the morning and do the same later in the day in Clinton to keep the plant there running.

The measure that provides $235 million per year to Exelon was approved by lawmakers last week. It calls for more than 4 million customers of power-distributing subsidiaries ComEd and Ameren to pay more to finance the plan. Rauner previously criticized \"special deals\" for corporations but last week said closing the plants would have \"devastated the two communities.

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NEW YORK (AP) \u2014 Abbott is seeking to terminate its buyout of troubled medical diagnostics maker Alere as that company deals with the fallout of a key device recall and government investigations.

Abbott Laboratories agreed to buy Alere Inc. in February for $56 per share, or $5.8 billion, in a move to expand its medical device offerings. Since then, Alere, based in Waltham, Massachusetts, has recalled a key monitoring device, delayed a key financial statement, and is being investigated over its overseas businesses. Its stock price has since fallen more than 25 percent.

\"Alere is no longer the company Abbott agreed to buy 10 months ago,\" said Scott Stoffel, Abbott's divisional vice president of external communications.

Abbott filed its complaint to end the deal in the Delaware Court of Chancery.

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CHICAGO (AP) \u2014 Grain futures were lower Wednesday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Wheat for December delivery was 1 cent lower $3.8840 a bushel; December corn was down 3 cents at $3.48 bushel; March oats was 2.40 cents higher at $2.21 a bushel while January soybeans lost 3.40 cents to $10.4420 a bushel.

Beef lower and pork prices were higher on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

December live cattle was .13 cent lower at $1.0973 a pound; January feeder cattle was down .10 cent at $1.2675 pound; December lean gained 1.20 cents to $.5458 a pound.

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) \u2014 A judge in southern Illinois has issued a temporary restraining order to keep Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration from imposing contract terms onto state workers.

The order this week from Judge Robert LeChien comes after the Illinois Labor Relations Board last month issued an opinion saying contract talks between the state and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union were at an impasse. That ruling let the state impose final contract terms.

The major public-employee union recently went to labor-friendly St. Clair County asking the court to bar Republican Rauner from taking action to implement the contract.

The union says a hearing could take place Jan. 13 or sooner.

Rauner spokeswoman Catherine Kelly says that \"with this order, AFSCME's hand-picked judge blatantly ignores\" the Labor Board's decision.

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CHICAGO (AP) \u2014 A spokesman for Rahm Emanuel says the Chicago mayor and former White House chief of staff is meeting Wednesday morning with President-elect Donald Trump in New York.

Emanuel spokesman Adam Collins says the mayor and Trump will meet while Emanuel is in New York for other meetings, including on city finances. Collins says Trump asked Emanuel for a meeting when the two had a phone conversation a few weeks ago. Emanuel is a former chief of staff to President Barack Obama and also worked in the Clinton administration.

Emanuel said earlier this week that Trump called him to talk about the White House transition.

The mayor said he discussed \"a range of things\" with Trump. He said he mentioned Chicago being a sanctuary city. During the presidential campaign, Trump promised to withhold funding for sanctuary cities.

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