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Rauner vetoes minimum wage increase

Rauner vetoes minimum wage increase

Rauner vetoes minimum wage increase

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Illinois Approves First Fracking Permit for New Albany Shale

Illinois Approves First Fracking Permit for New Albany Shale

Regulators in Illinois have approved the first permit to allow high-volume hydraulic fracturing (fracking) within the Illinois Basin. Last Thursday, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Office of Oil and Gas Resource Management (OOGRM) awarded a permit to Woolsey Operating Co. LLC to conduct fracking operations at the Woodrow 1H-310408-193 well in White County.

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Debate Rages After Gov. Rauner Vetoes ‘Wage Gap’ Bill

Debate Rages After Gov. Rauner Vetoes ‘Wage Gap’ Bill

Governor Bruce Rauner’s decision to veto a bill designed to close the gender wage gap is sparking new debate. The bill would have prevented employers from asking candidates about their previous salaries. “I think we ought to do more for the females and I think we ought to stick together to get it done.” Click

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Gov. Rauner says that economic evidence suggests the wage hike would harm workers more than help them.

Gov. Rauner says that economic evidence suggests the wage hike would harm workers more than help them.

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed a bill to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022, saying it would hurt businesses and ultimately reduce jobs, reports the Chicago Tribune. Click here to read more…

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Continued debate over wage gap fix

Continued debate over wage gap fix

Governor Bruce Rauner’s decision to veto a bill designed to close the gender wage gap is sparking new debate. The bill would have prevented employers from asking candidates about their previous salaries. “I think we ought to do more for the females and I think we ought to stick together to get it done.” Click

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Illinois is vying for a new car manufacturing plant that would create approximately 4,000 jobs

Illinois is vying for a new car manufacturing plant that would create approximately 4,000 jobs

Business advocates say Illinois could land a massive new car manufacturing plant that would employ thousands, but the state’s policies aren’t helping their spot in the race. Japanese car-makers Toyota and Mazda announced this month that they plan to build a massive new facility, spanning more than 800 acres and employing more than 4,000 people.

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Rauner vetoes $15 per hour minimum wage bill

Rauner vetoes $15 per hour minimum wage bill

Assistant Majority Leader Kimberly A. Lightford (D-Maywood) released the following statement after Governor Bruce Rauner vetoed legislation that would have increased the statewide minimum to $15 per hour by January 2022. “Governor Rauner’s veto doubles down on his stance against some of our most vulnerable communities. Throughout his term he has irresponsibly cut the child

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Rauner vetoes state bill to raise minimum wage to $15

Rauner vetoes state bill to raise minimum wage to $15

Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday vetoed a minimum wage measure that would have hiked the state’s hourly rate to $15 by 2022. The current minimum wage is $8.25. But under the measure, workers 18 and over would have seen their wages jump in periodic increments over 5 years. The bill also included a tax credit

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State chamber director: DeKalb County ‘still in the game’ for Toyota-Mazda plant

State chamber director: DeKalb County ‘still in the game’ for Toyota-Mazda plant

The president of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce said Thursday that DeKalb still is in the running to land a Toyota-Mazda plant expected to provide up to 4,000 jobs. “There’s nothing I’m aware of that says DeKalb is no longer under consideration,” President and CEO Todd Maisch said in a phone interview.   Click here

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Chamber CEO raises hopes of landing Toyota plant

Chamber CEO raises hopes of landing Toyota plant

The head of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce says the state has a real shot at luring a huge new Toyota plant here, believe it or not. In an interview, chamber President and CEO Todd Maisch confirmed talk that the automaker, in partnership with another Japanese car manufacturer, Mazda, has “really zeroed in” on a

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