If an Illinois worker takes a pay cut during a recession, she knows the state isn’t going to take an even bigger chunk out of her paycheck. That’s because the state income tax rate stays the same. But if her home loses value, too, she could still see her property tax bill go up. Government...View Report
The criminal justice commission’s recommendations work toward providing more opportunity for ex-offenders and reducing the state’s prison population.
A proposal to license pharmaceutical reps amounts to costly fees and red tape that will do little to promote public health and safety.
A poll of Illinois registered voters finds 76 percent want to remove occupational licensing barriers for ex-offenders.
To get ex-offenders back to work and reduce crime, Illinois needs to lift restrictions on the right to earn a living .
By reducing the licensing requirements that make it harder for people to enter many professions, Illinois could give more people access to jobs, bring down the cost of goods and services through increased competition, and attract more workers to the state.
Chicago’s many bureaucratic barriers to starting a business shield established businesses from competition and keep low-income entrepreneurs from getting ahead.
Food-truck owners ticketed for operating on business streets worry that Chicago may be attempting to shut them down.
Now that Chicago has lifted its ban on food carts, Chicago’s food entrepreneurs can openly provide food to consumers – and established restaurateurs gain an opportunity to sell their products in new markets.
The city’s culinary entrepreneurs may now pursue an affordable path to a legal livelihood.