Friday, September 29th, 2017
EDGE tax credit overhauled; unemployment ticks up slightly

Governor signs EDGE tax credit overhaul into law Governor Rauner has signed legislation which I co-sponsored that overhauls the EDGE Tax Credit Program and adds some much-needed transparency and taxpayer…

Friday, September 22nd, 2017
Education Secretary steps down; Wagering in Illinois

Illinois Education Secretary Dr. Beth Purvis to join national nonprofitIllinois’ Secretary of Education Dr. Beth Purvis left the Office of the Governor at the end of last week. Dr. Purvis…

Friday, September 15th, 2017
Borrowing to pay bills; police training bill becomes law

Governor Rauner announces borrowing plan to pay down bill backlogGovernor Rauner announced last week that he intends to exercise borrowing authority to issue $6 billion in bonds to pay down…

Friday, September 8th, 2017
Unemployment declines; how much do we owe?

Unemployment rate drops in all Illinois metro areas The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) has issued a report which provides us with information about the unemployment rates in each…

Friday, September 1st, 2017
Compromise education funding reform bill passes

Education funding reform legislation passedAfter a long summer of negotiations, the House passed historic education funding reform legislation this week which includes a K-12 funding record level. The bill we…