America’s War on Poverty has been an abject failure. Nearly $12 trillion and 60 years later, official poverty rates remain basically unchanged. While the nation waged a well-intentioned assault on poverty, it inadvertently launched a far more sinister war: on dignity. While attempting to eradicate poverty, America created countless government welfare programs. In doing so,...View Report
Reducing barriers to entry for small businesses is a crucial step toward spurring economic growth in Illinois.
Illinois currently has the highest start-up fees in the country, further burdening the already-unfriendly business climate in the state.
Uniquely burdensome taxes and fees make Illinois unfriendly to entrepreneurs, and drive businesses and families out of state.
State lawmakers from both parties are advancing legislation to repeal three of Illinois’ most costly and misguided policies.
Small businesses and innovators are the lifeblood of any economy, and Illinois needs reform to encourage them to locate in Illinois. Small businesses are responsible for two-thirds of all new jobs created in the last 20 years. The disincentives for entrepreneurs to locate in Illinois are systemic, and thus require systemic solutions. An agenda for...
The structure of a limited liability company, or LLC, offers great advantages for small businesses, such as allowing start-ups and small businesses to avoid the extra tax burdens of corporations. At the same time, the LLC structure protects the owners from the excessive liability of sole proprietorships and partnerships. In Illinois, the LLC is burdened...