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Illinois Climate Table: Future Energy Jobs Act Implementation Update

Illinois Climate Table: Future Energy Jobs Act Implementation Update By Jennifer Walling, Executive Director, Illinois Environmental Council, @ilenviro In the waning days of 2016, after more than two years of persistent advocacy and tough negotiations, significant clean energy and climate legislation was passed in Illinois. The Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA) is momentous not [...]

Minimum Wage in America

Minimum Wage in America by John Willard, Chairman of the Kankakee County Democratic Party @KankakeeDems So, I felt compelled to write something about the crime of the stagnant minimum wage and decided that some research would be prudent rather than just ranting. That effort led me to some interesting revelations on just how we, [...]

Investing in Illinois

Investing in Illinois Serving as Treasurer of Illinois, I remain humbled by the various ways we help our families.  Our office provides the financial tools for Illinoisans to invest in themselves by making college and trade school more affordable, fighting for consumers, and returning valuables and hard-earned money back to families. Some Illinois families [...]

Workers Comp Update

Workers Comp Update by Sean Stott, Director of Governmental Affairs, LiUNA - Midwest Region, @LIUNAmidwest The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act is every Republican’s favorite scapegoat.  Governor Bruce Rauner is no different, but he has taken it to another level.  Rauner has made the political calculation that he can hold the state budget hostage until lawmakers [...]