Legislation in the Illinois House to impose a 1 percent assessment on health insurance claims probably will not pass, and it should not, an Illinois Chamber of Commerce official said during a recent interview.
Legislation to impose a 1 percent assessment on health insurance claims would increase insurance industry costs that will be passed onto customers, Midwest-based manufacturers service provider Technology & Manufacturing Association said in a recent statement.
Raising Illinois' minimum wage to $15 per hour is "poor policy" that will end up "hurting those it is intended to benefit," but businesses need to prepare, a vice president for a comprehensive resource service provider for Midwest manufacturers said.
Business owners held a press conference Monday in Springfield to explain the hardships they would face if a proposed minimum wage hike should it go into effect, a posting on the State Journal-Register website said.
The Illinois Republican Party this week officially added its voice to those already warning that Gov. J.B. Pritzker's minimum wage bill, passed yesterday in the Senate, will be a disaster for the state
As Illinois's small businesses brace for the expected minimum wage increase, the Democrat-controlled government in the state should work to keep the damage to a minimum, a Chamber of Commerce official said during a recent interview.
A proposed state-wide tax on single-use plastic bags currently stalled in the Illinois Senate, along with unenacted bans on the bags, needs to remain that way, an environmental risk specialist said during a recent interview.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a January 23 executive order committing Illinois to the expensive energy sources and failed carbon-dioxide reduction goals of the United Nations and the Paris Climate Agreement.
As we honor our state's military veterans this Veterans Day, the Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) invites veterans and current active duty servicemembers to take part in the Homegrown By Heroes program.