Gov. J.B. Pritzker inherited a $2.8 billion budget deficit the moment he stepped into office. Next year, that deficit is projected to be $3.4 billion1. It’s the same story every budget season. But Illinois’ budget crises could be a thing of the past if the state would adopt pension reform, right-size its union contracts and...View Report
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.
The state has chosen to coddle some big businesses while punishing the small.
Illinois lawmakers passed hundreds of bills in 2017, but enacted no real reforms to boost the state’s economy, rein in the cost of government or provide relief to taxpayers.
Reducing barriers to entry for small businesses is a crucial step toward spurring economic growth in Illinois.
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