State of the State: Lawmakers Should Work With Governor Rauner, Not Against Him

Date: January 31, 2018

NFIB State Director Mark Grant released the following statement today in anticipation of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s State of the State address:

“Governor Rauner clearly understands what it takes to run a business, and we hope the legislature will set aside politics and work with him on economic reforms such as lowering workers’ comp costs, cutting income tax rates and finding a solution to Illinois’ sky-high property taxes. Small business owners are also counting on the governor to hold the line on any kind of service tax. Our members and their customers can’t afford that. A balanced and stable state budget is also a priority for our members. We have to stop the alarming exodus of citizens from our state.”

NFIB is Illinois’ leading small-business association. To learn more, visit and follow @NFIB_IL on Twitter.

Related Content: News | State | Illinois | State Budget | Taxes

Subscribe For Free News And Tips

Enter your email to get FREE small business insights. Learn more

Get to know NFIB

NFIB is America's leading small business association, promoting and protecting the right of our members to own, operate, and grow their business

Find out more about
NFIB Membership

Or call us today



State Issues

Choose Your State


YEF Foundation Research Center Legal Foundation

Member Benefits