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Economy

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner to Lawmakers: “Let’s Get it Done.”

From solving the state's budget crisis to reforming workers' compensation, here are Gov. Rauner's best small business sound bit...

Economy

Governor to Lawmakers: Get It Done

In his State of the State message, Gov. Bruce Rauner urged both sides to put politics aside and work together to fix Illinois'...

Economy

An Update from Your NFIB/Illinois State Director

Gov. Rauner continues to hold the line, demanding economic reforms in exchange for any new revenues and a new budget. The Demo...

Illinois Small Business News

  • Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner to Lawmakers: “Let’s Get it Done.”From solving the state's budget crisis to reforming workers' compensation, here are Gov. Rauner's best small business sound bites from the State of the State speech.

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  • Illinois Ranks Near Bottom in ‘Rich States, Poor States’ ListIllinois was 40th on the list of states; it ranked dead last in terms of fiscal solvency.

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  • Governor to Lawmakers: Get It DoneIn his State of the State message, Gov. Bruce Rauner urged both sides to put politics aside and work together to fix Illinois' problems.

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  • Mandated Paid Sick Leave Could Cost Illinois 13,223 Jobs in 2016By 2025, the state could lose as much as $4 billion in economic activity.

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  • Rauner Declares Impasse with State Employee UnionGov. Bruce Rauner has accused the union of not negotiating in good faith.

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  • Governor Rauner’s 1st Year in OfficeDespite the stalemate over the state budget, NFIB/Illinois says the governor's first year has been a success.

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    Illinois Small Business Issues

  • Challenges Facing NFIB/Illinois

    The 2015 legislative session is underway, and several issues are key to small business owners in Illinois:

    • Income tax: The massive 67% income tax increase passed in 2011 started to sunset Jan. 1, 2015.  Illinois continues to have a huge operating deficit along with massive pension debt and $6 billion in unpaid bills.  There could be efforts to try to raise the income tax again to address these revenue issues.  NFIB remains opposed to any attempt to raise the income tax.
    • Workers' compensation: Gov. Bruce Rauner has made reforming workers' compensation a top priority. NFIB/Illinois joins him working towards changing our causation standard so only those injuries that occurred in the workplace is compensable.
    • Minimum wage:  Once again, there are efforts to raise Illinois' minimum wage and NFIB opposes attempts to hike the wage to $11 an hour.  
    • Sales tax: There is a lot of discussion about instituting a sales tax on service and labor. Again, as revenue options are sought, the threat of a service is always great. NFIB is opposed to a service tax.
    • Paid sick leave: Legislation has been introduced to require all employers to provide seven days of paid sick leave, with no exemptions for business size, covering both full- and part-time workers. NFIB will fight these efforts.

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