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Illinois Small Business News

  • Plan to Replace Illinois’ Flat Tax Finds Support in the LegislatureMeanwhile, a proposed "millionaire tax" amendment went nowhere in the House.

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  • Special Ballot Shows NFIB Members Overwhelmingly Opposed Mileage TaxThe sponsor withdrew the bill in the face of overwhelming opposition.

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  • NFIB Scorecard Proves Garland Is Not a Friend of Small BusinessNFIB examined Judge Garland's decisions in hundreds of cases, and the findings shatter the claim that the Supreme Court nominee is a down-the-middle moderate. The full scorecard details Garland's anti-business decisions, and the "quick facts" version provides an overview of his record.

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  • Chicago Moves Closer to Mandating Paid LeaveMayoral task force recommends 5 days of paid leave per year.

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  • 2 Illinois Teens Earn Scholarships for Starting Small BusinessesThe NFIB Young Entrepreneur Awards are designed to reward students who have started their own businesses.

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  • No Movement on Minimum WageBills did not advance in the Legislature.

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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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