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Childcare Tax Credit

Childcare Tax Credit Authors:   Minna Pomeroy, Leverage People Leslee Cohen, All Rise Legal Counsel Employers across our state are struggling to find enough employees to support their businesses.  Indeed, some businesses have been forced to scale back their operations because of a lack of employees in the workforce.  The Small Business Advocacy Council is championing…

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The RISE Grant Program

The RISE Grant Program The RISE Grant Program The pandemic has had a significant impact on the Illinois workforce. Small businesses are still struggling to hire qualified employees which has greatly impacted their operations.  Illinois policymakers will need to promptly pass forward-thinking policies to help get folks back into the workforce. The SBAC is advocating…

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BLOCK CITY CHICAGO REPORTS on Commercial Corridor Revitalization

BLOCK CITY CHICAGO REPORTS on Commercial Corridor Revitalization BLOCK CITY CHICAGO REPORTS HYDE PARK, WOODLAWN, SOUTH SHORE Some Landlords Keep Their Storefronts Empty For Years — And Get Tax Breaks For It. Business Leaders Want To Change That Small business advocates want to limit the tax breaks property owners can get on vacant storefronts. On…

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Funding For Local Chambers of Commerce

Funding For Local Chambers of Commerce HB4993 -> 1 Pager & Endorsements Chamber Relief Grant Program Local chambers of commerce provide important support and services to small businesses.  They connect small businesses to potential customers and play a pivotal role in fostering commerce in local communities.  However, many chambers have been devastated by the pandemic. …

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Reduce Recidivism and Grow the Workforce

Reduce Recidivism and Grow the Workforce HB 3215 FACT SHEET HB 3215 Hoja de Hechos Labor shortage requires unconventional hiring… Expand JPMorgan says labor shortage requires unconventional hiring, including people with criminal records PUBLISHED THU, MAR 10 20224:53 PM EST How hiring individuals with criminal records can benefit workforce… Expand How hiring individuals with criminal…

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Occupational Licensing Reform

Occupational Licensing Reform Occupational Licensing Reform Occupational licenses are often necessary to protect the safety, health, and welfare of the public. However, when these licenses are revisited by legislators, it is important they have accurate and unbiased information before determining whether and how to maintain such a license. Regulatory Sunset Review – HB5576 This legislation…

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