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Friday, April 27, 2018
Rep. Wheeler’s Weekly Roundup: April 27

BUDGET Leaders Durkin, Brady Call For Adoption Of Revenue Estimate.  Illinois House Republican Leader Jim Durkin and Illinois Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady filed joint resolutions Thursday to adopt a…


Friday, November 17, 2017
Rep. Wheeler’s Weekly Roundup: November 17

JOBS ·         Illinois Jobs Up in October – Unemployment Rate Declines.   The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced this week that the unemployment rate dipped by 0.1 percentage…


Thursday, November 9, 2017
Rep. Wheeler’s Weekly Roundup: November 9

JOBS · Illinois Jobs Up in October – Unemployment Rate Declines. The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced this week that the unemployment rate dipped by 0.1 percentage points…


Friday, November 3, 2017
Rep. Wheeler’s Weekly Roundup: November 3

BUDGET ·         COGFA releases revenue report for October 2017.  The Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability (COGFA) has released its monthly revenue report and economic briefing for October 2017.  COGFA…


Friday, October 27, 2017
Rep. Wheeler’s Weekly Roundup: October 27

GENERAL ASSEMBLY · First week of veto session. The Illinois House met on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this week. On the agenda were vetoes issued by the Governor to…


Friday, October 20, 2017
Rep. Wheeler’s Weekly Roundup: October 20

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT ·         Plans unveiled for Illinois Innovation Network.   Governor Bruce Rauner and the University of Illinois System unveiled plans Thursday for an Illinois Innovation Network (IIN) to help…


Friday, October 13, 2017
Rep. Wheeler’s Weekly Roundup: October 13

BUDGET ·         State report: Budget out of balance by $1.7 billion.   The state’s fiscal year 2018 budget is out of balance by $1.7 billion, according to a fiscal policy…


Friday, October 6, 2017
Rep. Wheeler’s Weekly Roundup: October 6

BUDGET  ·         COGFA: September Income Tax Gains Reflect Rate Changes, Federal Sources Unable to Maintain Momentum.   A monthly State of Illinois revenue report for September was published this week…


Friday, September 22, 2017
Rep. Wheeler’s Weekly Roundup: September 22

JOBS ·         EDGE tax credit overhaul gets Gov. Rauner’s signature.  Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation (HB 162) that overhauls the EDGE Tax Credit Program and provides much-needed transparency and…


Friday, September 15, 2017
Rep. Wheeler’s Weekly Roundup: September 15

AMAZON.COM ·         Amazon urged to pick Illinois for its new headquarters.  The Seattle-based retailing giant Amazon has announced that it is running out of headquarters space in its current city…