Amazon received more than $112 million in EDGE tax credits in 2016

From Illinois Policy April 2017 Amazon received more than $112 million in EDGE tax credits in 2016 In exchange for more than $112 million in tax breaks, Amazon promised to expand its Illinois operations and hire 7,200 new employees in Aurora, Monee and Joliet. In exchange for more than $112 million in tax breaks, Amazon …

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Construction season means high costs for Illinois taxpayers

From Illinois Policy April 2017 Construction season means high costs for Illinois taxpayers Workers’ compensation increases construction costs and often traps injured workers in a harmful system. Insurance premiums cost 20 percent of payroll for concrete construction workers in Illinois. As warm weather ushers in a new construction season, Illinois governments can advance critical infrastructure …

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Press Release: State Rep. Mark Batinick “I’m not voting on non-essential bills until Illinois has a budget”

News From State Representative Mark Batinick For Immediate Release                                                                      Contact: Debbie Kraulidis         April 24, 2017                                                                                                       (815) 254-0000 Rep. Batinick: I’m not voting on non-essential bills until Illinois has a budget   SPRINGFIELD – With the Illinois General Assembly scheduled to return to session today amidst a crippling 22-month long state budget impasse, …

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