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Fracking Hearings Begin

Fracking Hearings Begin

Individuals and organizations can weigh-in on “fracking” regulations until January 3rd, by writing emails and letters.

Business groups like the Illinois Chamber of Commerce and the Manufacturers’ Association testified at the first hearing on the rules, Tuesday night in Chicago.
They say fracking will provide a needed kick to the economy – as long as the rules mirror the law passed this spring by the General Assembly.

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Politics thwart state health care exchange

Politics thwart state health care exchange

With elections ahead for vulnerable Democrats — all 118 members of the state House are up for re-election in 2014 — experts say it’s unlikely there’s enough support to get a state-run marketplace. The Democrat-led chamber hasn’t approved such legislation.

“I just don’t see the political will to do it until we have distance from 2014 and the rollout of this law,” said Laura Minzer, executive director of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce’s HealthCare council.

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Letter: Hoping for bipartisan transportation policy

Letter: Hoping for bipartisan transportation policy

The State Journal-Register Posted Nov 18, 2013 @ 01:02 AM   Key transportation policy is being crafted in Washington, and Illinoisans should be encouraged and hopeful about the outcome as two Illinois Congressmen are at the table in these negotiations. A conference committee formed last Thursday to resolve differences between the House and Senate over Read More >>

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During I-90 update, funding concerns arise for future state roadwork

During I-90 update, funding concerns arise for future state roadwork

“Illinois is a great state because of where it is in the country and because of its great transportation network — the greatest in the country,” (Doug Whitley) said. “Transportation is vital to our economy, although everyone is against the taxes that are necessary to pay for it. Everyone wants the infrastructure improved, but not to raise money for it.”

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Lawmakers leave many Quinn priorities unresolved

Lawmakers leave many Quinn priorities unresolved

Republicans and business groups say raising the minimum wage kills jobs. Both the Illinois Retail Merchants Association and the Illinois Chamber of Commerce have announced their opposition.

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Chamber: generous judges wrecking IL business climate

Chamber: generous judges wrecking IL business climate

A Circuit City employee once filed a workers comp claim because he injured himself banging his head against a vending machine to dislodge a bag of chips for a co-worker. He won.

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