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Bill To Raise Tobacco-Purchase Age Fails In Senate

Bill To Raise Tobacco-Purchase Age Fails In Senate | Business Advocacy in Illinois | Scoop.it
A measure to prohibit tobacco sales to people younger than 21 has failed in the Illinois Senate. The legislation sponsored by Democratic Sen. John Mulroe
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Illinois House Adjourns Without Voting on Graduated Income Tax Plan

Illinois House Adjourns Without Voting on Graduated Income Tax Plan | Business Advocacy in Illinois | Scoop.it
A plan to move Illinois to a graduated income tax is dead. Wednesday was the final scheduled day for lawmakers to advance it. Instead, the Illinois House
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Illinois Considers an 11.25 Percent Tax on Small Businesses

Illinois Considers an 11.25 Percent Tax on Small Businesses | Business Advocacy in Illinois | Scoop.it
Key Findings A proposal under consideration in Illinois would convert the state’s single-rate individual income tax into a four-bracket tax with a top rate of 9.75 percent on individuals and 11.25 percent on small businesses.
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Put all road funding into lockbox to protect IL roads, bridges

Put all road funding into lockbox to protect IL roads, bridges | Business Advocacy in Illinois | Scoop.it
Motorists could have better roads without large gas tax increases if an amendment is passed to put road fund money in a "lockbox" for road use only.
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Cullerton drops idea to tax miles driven to finance roads

Cullerton drops idea to tax miles driven to finance roads | Business Advocacy in Illinois | Scoop.it
The Illinois Senate president says he will not pursue a proposal to pay for road construction by taxing motorists by the miles they drive. Updated 4/18/16 7:03 PM.
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Tax on mileage could prevent gas tax increase

Tax on mileage could prevent gas tax increase | Business Advocacy in Illinois | Scoop.it
A proposed tax on miles driven could be the alternative to a 30-cent per gallon increase in the gas tax and 50 percent hike in registration fees, according to infrastructure experts who testified at a Senate committee on Wednesday.
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House speaker introduces education-funding amendment

House speaker introduces education-funding amendment | Business Advocacy in Illinois | Scoop.it
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House speaker has proposed a constitutional amendment to strengthen the state's obligation to fund public education.
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Senate Committee Passes Pro-Business Legislation

SB 2827 passed unanimously out of the Senate Commerce And Economic Development Committee on Thursday.  The legislation would reduce LLC fees from $750 to $59.  The bill now moves to the full Illinois Senate for a second reading scheduled for March 16th. 
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Gov. Rauner creates privately funded economic agency

Gov. Rauner creates privately funded economic agency | Business Advocacy in Illinois | Scoop.it

CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has used his executive powers to create a privately run and funded economic development agency that he says will "jump-start" job growth.
The first-term Republican signed an executive order...

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Radogno, top Senate Republican, says Illinois budget standoff could last for years

Radogno, top Senate Republican, says Illinois budget standoff could last for years | Business Advocacy in Illinois | Scoop.it

CHICAGO — The top Republican in the Illinois Senate says "it's possible" the standoff over a state budget could last for several years if Democrats aren't willing to compromise.Sen.

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Chamber Tours Projects with Legislators

Chamber Tours Projects with Legislators | Business Advocacy in Illinois | Scoop.it
The Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce's Transportation Committee hosted a legislative bus tour this morning.  The committee provided updates on several projects including Veterans Drive, Court Street, Front Street, Wagonseller Road, and the Pekin...
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Budget impasse leads to struggles for Pekin Hospital, Tazwood Mental Health Center

PEKIN — Pekin Hospital CEO Bob Haley and Tazwood Mental Health Services officials are asking the public to call and write to state legislators and Gov.
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Illinois House comes up 3 votes shy of overriding union arbitration bill - The State Journal-Register

Illinois House comes up 3 votes shy of overriding union arbitration bill - The State Journal-Register | Business Advocacy in Illinois | Scoop.it
Gov. Bruce Rauner won a major victory Wednesday when the Democratic-controlled Illinois House failed to override his veto of a union-backed bill that
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State of Illinois FY2017 Recommended Operating Budget: Analysis and Recommendations

State of Illinois FY2017 Recommended Operating Budget: Analysis and Recommendations | Business Advocacy in Illinois | Scoop.it
The Civic Federation is unable to support Governor Rauner’s recommended budget for FY2017 because it has an operating deficit of at least $3.5 billion and presents an insufficiently detailed plan for closing the gap.
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Gas tax 'lockbox' constitutional amendment to appear on Nov. 8 ballot

Gas tax 'lockbox' constitutional amendment to appear on Nov. 8 ballot | Business Advocacy in Illinois | Scoop.it
Illinois voters will get a chance to weigh in on a proposed change to prevent state government from raiding funds intended to be used on transportation projects.
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Illinois House OKs plan to change the way legislative maps are drawn

Illinois House OKs plan to change the way legislative maps are drawn | Business Advocacy in Illinois | Scoop.it
SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois House today approved a proposed constitutional amendment to change the way legislative district maps are drawn.However, the House did not vote on a proposed amendment that would allow the state to implement a graduated...
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Opinion: Keep state from pirating money meant for transportation

Opinion: Keep state from pirating money meant for transportation | Business Advocacy in Illinois | Scoop.it
Asking Illinois taxpayers to pay more to support investments in the roads and bridges they travel on every day is a real challenge, as evidenced by
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Illinois Comptroller Removes Lawmakers & State Officers Salaries from Priority Status

Illinois Comptroller Removes Lawmakers & State Officers Salaries from Priority Status | Business Advocacy in Illinois | Scoop.it
Illinois State Comptroller Leslie Munger announced in a press release on Sunday that she is ending unfair prioritization of pay to lawmakers and state officers.
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Madigan meets with governor, then blasts his ‘personal agenda'

Madigan meets with governor, then blasts his ‘personal agenda' | Business Advocacy in Illinois | Scoop.it
Hours after a meeting with the governor, House Speaker Michael Madigan blamed the budget mess on Gov. Bruce Rauner’s pursuit of “a personal agenda."
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Gov. Bruce Rauner calls for 'pro-growth reforms' in visit to East Peoria

Gov. Bruce Rauner calls for 'pro-growth reforms' in visit to East Peoria | Business Advocacy in Illinois | Scoop.it
EAST PEORIA — Gov. Bruce Rauner sounded many similar themes — and with nearly identical language — on his proposed series of “pro-growth reforms” during a visit to East Peoria.
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Illinois House panel to review private economic agency - SFGate : Related Articles | OOYUZ

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Reboot Illinois' State of the State InfoGraphic

Reboot Illinois' State of the State InfoGraphic | Business Advocacy in Illinois | Scoop.it
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Rauner signs bill to free up gas tax, lottery money

Rauner signs bill to free up gas tax, lottery money | Business Advocacy in Illinois | Scoop.it
— Cities and towns across Illinois will soon receive an infusion of cash to operate 911 centers, plow roads and train firefighters under a measure the Senate sent Gov. Bruce Rauner and he quickly signed on Monday.
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State budget problems could put Tazewell 911 system in jeopardy

State budget problems could put Tazewell 911 system in jeopardy | Business Advocacy in Illinois | Scoop.it
Bills piling up without state funding being passed on to countiesPEKIN — Tazewell County’s 911 system will remain fully operational — for now at least.That could change if the state’s budget stalemate extends into February, when funds for the county’s...
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Illinois Spending Continues Without an FY2016 Budget | The Civic Federation

Illinois Spending Continues Without an FY2016 Budget | The Civic Federation | Business Advocacy in Illinois | Scoop.it
General Funds spending obligations estimated by Senate Dems at $34.4B in FY16, unobligated spending at $4.2B http://t.co/pRvshsi3zR #twill
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