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Government Affairs Reports


June 19, 2015


Summer Session Update

Both the House and Senate were in session on Tuesday.



A House committee of the whole held a hearing on public-private partnerships and privatization of parts of the Dept. of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. There was no vote.


Chamber on Complete Count Commission

SJR 29 passed the House Executive Committee. The resolution names an Illinois Chamber representative to sit on the Illinois Complete Count Commission, which will strategize on how to encourage full participation in the 2020 Census. It already passed in the Senate.


Property Tax Relief

The House Rules Committee approved amendments to a property tax freeze bill, HB 692. Those amendments are not what’s proposed in the Rauner Turnaround Agenda.


Chamber Annual Meeting

The Illinois Chamber is holding its 2015 Annual Meeting and Luncheon Tues., July 14 at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago. The keynote speaker is Tyson Foods President and CEO Donnie Smith. For more information and to register, go to the Chamber’s event webpage.



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