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Group pushes for bill to pay caretakers $20 an hour

Although Illinois is on a path to a statewide $15 an hour minimum wage, some state lawmakers want to raise pay for publicly-funded home care providers for the disabled to more than $20 an hour. https://www.ilnews.org/news/economy/group-pushes-for-bill-to-pay-caretakers-an-hour/article_c2e5947e-3619-11e9-84aa-1ba45cafc457.html

Pritzker’s budget plan calls for taxes on plastic bags, tobacco and marijuana

Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s $39 billion spending plan relies on shoppers paying a tax for every plastic bag they take home from the store, along with higher taxes on tobacco products, revenue from recreational marijuana licenses, legalized sports gambling and a… https://www.ilnews.org/news/economy/pritzker-s-budget-plan-calls-for-taxes-on-plastic-bags/article_83840a40-355b-11e9-a0d6-cf8477baba20.html

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