High corporate, property taxes stunt job growth in Illinois By Michael Carroll

Studies: High corporate, property taxes stunt job growth in Illinois By Michael Carroll Shutterstock photo ILLINOIS NEWS NETWORK Illinois imposes a higher tax burden on its businesses than most of its Midwest neighbors, according to newly released economic data that some observers say proves the state lags in attracting businesses. An April Anderson Economic Group …

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Indiana shows that unions certainly can grow in Right-to-Work states.

Indiana added five times more union members than Illinois since passing Right to Work Indiana shows that unions certainly can grow in Right-to-Work states. Michael Lucci Illinois Policy MAY 9, 2017 Indiana’s sharp rise in union members is due to its robust economic growth and increase in manufacturing jobs, while Illinois’ economy continues to lose …

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Berg: IL. State lawmakers don’t really care about the budget

Berg: State lawmakers don’t really care about the budget By Austin Berg May 18, 2017 Shutterstock photo “I have an announcement,” Chicago Democrat Barbara Flynn-Currie said the afternoon of May 10 on the floor of the Illinois House of Representatives, “perk up your ears. Listen close.” “Friday session has been cancelled.” Illinois lawmakers erupted in …

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