Without reforms that level the playing field between the public and private sectors, the cost of Illinois’ public sector workers will continue to damage the state’s labor market, economy and taxpayers.View Report
Illinois’ film tax credit program is a slap in the face to the state’s small business community outside the spotlight, does little to grow good jobs and is rife with corruption.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s amendment would allow Illinois to impose an effective corporate income tax rate of up to 15.22% – the nation’s highest by far.
Small businesses are the engine of Illinois’ economy. But those responsible for creating nearly two-thirds of Illinois’ jobs in 2017 would get hit under the progressive income tax plan just released by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.
Pritzker's proposed progressive income tax rates harm Illinois' economy, while hardly fulfilling his promises.
A history of tax hikes to prop up unsustainable spending makes Illinois a frosty climate for small businesses.
A recent survey found Illinois to be the least accommodating state in the nation for small businesses.
State agencies can no longer pile rules and regulations onto Illinois businesses without first taking into account their economic effects.
The measure would relax statewide restrictions on liquor licensure and encourage local control.
A bill in the Illinois House of Representatives would allow the Illinois Department of Labor to place a lien on a business owner's property should he or she fail to respond to an allegation of unpaid wages within five days.
State Rep. Emanuel "Chris" Welch has proposed a measure that would increase by 400 percent the personal property replacement tax imposed on partnerships, LLCs and other types of businesses.