We spoke with State Treasurer Dan Rutherford, a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor, before a campaign event at Candlelight Inn in Rock Falls.

In part one of the interview, Rutherford discusses the state's income tax increase, the fate of pension reform and other spending issues.

Rutherford is one of four candidates for the GOP nomination for governor. The others are state Sens. Bill Brady and Kirk Dillard and businessman Bruce Rauner.

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