Legislative Alerts

TELL YOUR LEGISLATOR: ILLINOIS NEEDS A PRO-GROWTH AGENDA

February 19, 2015

In his State of the State address, Governor Bruce Rauner gave a blunt, sobering reminder of the problems which plague our state: high outbound migration, dismal job growth and a lack of competitiveness.  Yet, he also put forth an agenda for unleashing the economic potential of our state and reforming the way our state government […]

Kill the Death Tax

September 03, 2014J

The death tax, also known as the estate tax, is a tax on a person’s assets at death. Family-owned farms and businesses are most vulnerable to the death tax. When one generation wishes to pass family business assets down to the next generation, the death tax can threaten the continued viability of the business’ operations. […]

Study Finds Illinois Business Climate Suffering

July 09, 2014

By Rudy Takala The small business climate in Illinois is suffocating under burdensome regulations and high taxes, according to a recently released study. The study, conducted by the Kauffman Foundation and the website Thumbtack, gave the state’s business environment a grade of “F.” The research examined state business climates by looking at a combination of […]

End the Export-Import Bank

The Export-Import Bank interferes with the economy by providing loans to politically-connected foreign companies. This is exactly the kind of government meddling in the economy that free-market advocates should reject! Not only does the Export-Import bank interfere with the free market, it also jeopardizes billions of taxpayer dollars.  According to the Congressional Budget Office, the […]