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Democrats take aim at state’s business climate

Democrats in the General Assembly, flush with supermajorities in both chambers and a friend in the governor’s mansion, will take a different approach to foster investment and job growth. https://www.ilnews.org/news/state_politics/democrats-take-aim-at-state-s-business-climate/article_f4fe1b5e-f986-11e8-8e49-4fa97479b80b.html

Illinois seeks waiver from SNAP work requirements

As the federal farm bill moves forward, Illinois has once again asked for a waiver from the federal requirement for able-bodied adults without children to work to get food assistance. https://www.ilnews.org/news/economy/illinois-seeks-waiver-from-snap-work-requirements/article_c2bc7bdc-f8cc-11e8-ac70-7b3f28138897.html

Retailers wary of Pritzker’s promise to increase statewide minimum wage

Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker this week announced his Job Creation and Economic Opportunity Committee, which features members of the labor and business communities. One member, the president of an Illinois business group, is asking state policymakers to consider the full effects… https://www.ilnews.org/news/economy/retailers-wary-of-pritzker-s-promise-to-increase-statewide-minimum/article_085e3404-f7fc-11e8-a94b-af557b9bc9bd.html

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