The 2014 political and governmental agenda for the Illinois Chamber of Commerce was not a legislative one; it was an executive one. “The business community was a very strong advocate for the election of Bruce Rauner,” says chamber president Todd Maisch. “We’re very happy to see him be successful. That was definitely the dominant issue for the year.”
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Maisch says he believes voters finally grew weary of “dysfunction,” whether those voters were of the business community or not.
As far as the federal government goes, Maisch says his constituents want to be confident that the transportation infrastructure will be maintained. The next priority, Maisch says, would be to solve the immigration question one way or another.