Rauner Seeks Business Reforms

(Springfield, IL) — Governor Rauner says the state of Illinois is facing its last chance to get its house in order. In his state of the state address, Rauner called for numerous changes to make Illinois more economically competitive with neighboring states. His suggestions include proposals that have long been on GOP and business wish-lists, including reductions in the cost of workers’ compensation, tort reform, lower property taxes and reduced state regulations. He also called for raising the minimum wage to ten-dollars-an-hour, but said that must be linked with other business reforms and should be spread out over seven years.