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Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Legislative Update 10/2/2018   Talk continues on the expansion of gambling in Illinois with a committee hearing planned on October 17.  The expansion bill would add six new casinos, added gaming positons at existing casinos, and slot machines at horse racing tracks.  Anticipation is that at some point the discussion of sports wagering will enter into the discussion.   Governor Rauner has taken ...read more
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Thursday, August 30, 2018
The Washington D.C. August recess for Congress allowed us some quality time to meet with Congressman Bill Foster during our August Legislative Committee meeting.  In that meeting, we discussed the issue of Transportation Funding and the possibility of a gas tax increase. In addition, we talked about Tariffs, Internet Sales Tax Collection, and the likeliness of Continuing Resolutions to get through ...read more
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Wednesday, December 27, 2017
As you may have read by now, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has passed the House (twice) and Senate. The legislation awaits now the signature of President Trump to sign into law. Here is a recap of what the legislation will change: For job creators of all sizes, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act • Lowers the corporate tax rate to 21% (beginning Jan. 1, 2018) – down from 35%, which today is the highest in ...read more
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