Democrats in the Illinois Senate today made another attempt to meet the demands of Governor Bruce Rauner’s economic agenda.  The Republican governor has said the expense of workers compensation insurance has driven businesses out of the state.

The Veterans’ and Military Discount Program was supposed to go into effect in 2015. According to the law, it is designed to connect veterans and active-duty service members with merchants who want to offer special discounts and promotions.

State auditors found the program didn't get off the ground.

Gov. Rauner defends $100M in business tax credits

Apr 9, 2015

Illinois businesses will receive $100 million in tax credits, according to a report published by Crain's Chicago Business.  During an appearance before the State Journal Register editorial board, Governor Bruce Rauner defending awarding them.  Rauner says they had been negotiated by his predecessor, former Governor Pat Quinn. He says he’s fulfilling the agreements, because the businesses had an understanding of "timing and circumstances."

Pension plan could be nearing completion

Sep 5, 2013

Legislators writing an overhaul of the state's pension systems could be nearing the end of their work. IPR'S Amanda Vinicky has the latest.                                                             

Feedback's been plentiful since late last month, when a draft of a pension plan drawn up by a bipartisan legislative committee was leaked.