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RAUNER STROLLS PROGRESS CITY, TOUTS AGRICULTURE IN ILLINOIS

With the Farm Progress Show as his backdrop, Gov. Bruce Rauner spent Wednesday touting the importance of agriculture in the state and urged lawmakers to do more to help its growth, as reported by the Herald & Review. “Agriculture is the backbone of Illinois’ economy and the No. 1 engine for our prosperity in the… read more

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ILLINOIS BUDGET

IFB President Richard Guebert, Jr. reacted to Gov. Rauner’s budget address with this statement: “We knew this was going to be a tough budget to develop.  What Governor Rauner laid out today clearly shows that. The Governor and the General Assembly now have tough budget choices to make that will affect everyone. We in agriculture are no… read more

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QUICK FIX

With Gov. Rauner’s budget address less than 24 hours away, a U of I tax attorney says he foresees three possible tax increases to bail out Illinois. Richard Kaplan says among the options are: 1) the taxation of retirement income; 2) an expansion of the sales tax base and; 3) an increase in the cost… read more

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MINIMUM WAGE

Illinois Senate today passed a measure to raise the minimum wage to $11/hour by 2017, just a day after Gov. Rauner suggested raising the wage to $10/hour over seven years. It now goes to the Illinois House.

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