Category Archives: Illinois Legislative Blog

Workforce Boards Schedule First of its Kind Statewide Drive-Thru Job Fair

“Despite the staggering economic impacts of COVID in Wisconsin, there are still many employers looking to fill jobs,” said Caleb Frostman, Secretary of the Department of Workforce Development. “We are grateful to our staff and great workforce board partners around the state for delivering innovative, effective virtual job services since COVID hit. We appreciate this […]

IL Legislative Session Nears End

There are just 9 days remaining in the IL 2019 Spring legislative session. Yesterday the Senate passed HB 834 41-14-0. This legislation prohibits employers from asking job applicants previous wage history and benefits in job interviews. Most troubling this legislation is designed to limit employers defenses. The IL Chamber opposes this bill. It heads back […]

Official Reaction To Pritzker’s Budget Address

Gov. J.B. Pritzker recently delivered his first budget address in which he proposed increasing spending on education, social services and public safety while also stabilizing the state’s crippling financial problems. But his plan to restore the state to financial health is ultimately predicated on moving Illinois to a graduated income tax – a process that […]

Rauner Urges IL Pension Changes, Other Reforms In Budget Address

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner  unveiled his fiscal 2019 budget yesterday, a $37.96 billion blueprint calling for reforms to help get IL back on track. Rauner stressed having school districts share teacher pension costs, getting a handle on state employee health insurance, and various other reforms. Besides again advocating for an overhaul of employee pensions, Rauner […]

Rauner Calls For Bipartisanship In IL State Of State Address

IL Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner delivered his fourth State of the State address in Springfield on Wednesday, issuing a call for bipartisanship among lawmakers to improve the state’s financial standing through economic growth. He did not provide any specific proposals for achieving economic development. He also said expressed a desire to roll back income taxes. […]

Rauner Calls Special Session Over IL School Funding

For the second time this summer, IL Gov. Bruce Rauner has announced he’s ordering lawmakers back to Springfield on Wed. for another special legislative session. This time it’s over a school funding bill that’s passed both chambers but has yet to be sent to him. As a reminder, there was a poison pill inserted in […] […]