State Representative Dwight Kay (R-Glen Carbon) is throwing his support behind a jobs package introduced in the Illinois House by two of the GOP heavy-hitters. Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) and House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) introduced the legislation that includes seven provisions with five pieces of legislation introduced to spur the state’s struggling economy.
Kay says Illinois has a reputation of not supporting its businesses.
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The Republican job creation package would end constant tax increase proposals that create uncertainty for job creators; establish tighter standards for receiving workers’ compensation; make the Research and Development Tax Credit permanent; establish 50 new Enterprise Zones around the state; reduce the cost of setting up an LLC in Illinois from $750 to $39; create a “Networking for Success” Program; and expand the reach of science, technology, engineering, and math education opportunities in Illinois by creating STEM academies within the confines of local schools.