NFIB Statement on Pritzker's Reopening Plan

Date: March 18, 2021

NFIB State Director Mark Grant released the following statement today in response to Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s revised reopening plan:

“Small businesses appreciate Governor Pritzker’s plan to increase capacity limits as more people receive the COVID-19 vaccine. It’s been a frustratingly difficult year for small business, and today’s announcement is another sign the worst is behind us.

“However, given everything they’ve endured over the past 12 months, small business owners can’t look away from the threat of a $900 billion tax hit if the governor succeeds in decoupling Illinois’s tax structure from the federal changes enacted specifically to help small businesses recover from the pandemic.

“This misguided proposal not only hurts employers but creates barriers to rehiring many of the workers who lost their jobs when businesses had to scale back or shut down.”

 

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