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After long delay, governor assumes role of Rauner the recruiter

After long delay, governor assumes role of Rauner the recruiter

Before Bruce Rauner was elected governor, he crisscrossed the state touting his business acumen and vowing to travel the world on his “own dime” to recruit companies and spur investment in Illinois. When then-Texas Gov. Rick Perry launched a campaign to poach companies from Illinois, Rauner said his fellow Republican was just “doing his job”

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Why not Illinois?

Why not Illinois?

Amazon is at the point where whatever it does makes news – including announce it wants to build a second headquarters. Illinois, says one business leader, should have a better-than-average shot. Click here to read more…

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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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