Lawmakers in Springfield hammering out the so-called Grand Bargain need to restore the faith of business in Illinois, a former state senator turned technology and manufacturing advocate said during a recent Chicago-based radio talk show appearance.
While a proposed tax on sugary drinks could pour as much as $560 million into the state’s coffers every year and perhaps put a lid on obesity, it will no doubt be tough for beverage producers to swallow, a public policy group warned recently.
A Democrat-proposed $1.5 million translation bill that was shot down after Republican
lawmakers pointed out the service can be done for free illustrates how casually state representatives spend money, the co-host of a Chicago-based radio talk show said during a recent broadcast.
Gov. Bruce Rauner followed the rules when he named Deborah Simpson and Lenore "Elizabeth" Coppoletti to the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission (IWCC) recently, but a Chicago law firm decried what it sees as a "secret" process that leaves the public out of the picture.