Due to its poor financial health and lagging economy, Illinois carries unique economic and fiscal risks from a prolonged market downturn or recession. The state must act now to mitigate harm from COVID-19.View Report
Springfield needs to pull policy levers to mitigate harm. And they should do so as quickly as possible.
The proposal is named after Hayli Martenez, a Kankakee girl who was forced to shutter her lemonade stand last summer by county health officials.
Licensing should be the last resort. Instead, in the case of the landscape architects, it appears to be a grab for a different kind of green.
Grocery delivery services have been on the rise nationwide. A bill in the General Assembly would allow consumers in Illinois to have distilled spirits delivered by a licensed vendor.
New Year brings new laws as the 100thGeneral Assembly ends. Here are a few wins for Illinois taxpayers.
A new law will ensure Illinoisans don’t lose their right to practice their professions if they fall behind on student loan payments.
Nearly 600 bills are on their way to the governor, some of which would be encouraging changes to the status quo.
A series of occupational licensing reform bills making their way out of the General Assembly would help more Illinoisans enter the workforce.
Regulatory regimes in Illinois often discourage workforce participation without enhancing public welfare. One Senate bill, however, would require regulators to demonstrate the necessity of new rules before imposing them on workers.
Three proposals that would ease occupational licensing restrictions have reached the House floor, passing unanimously out of committee.