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Government Affairs Report: The November Advisory Referendums are a Jobs Killing Agenda

In an effort to keep our business community up-to-date on relevant legislation, we would like to draw your attention to the following update from the Illinois Chamber. Please take a moment to read this and contact your representative today.

The November Advisory Referendums are a Jobs Killing Agenda
This November voters will be asked to weigh in on a number of advisory referendums that will harm Illinois' economy and kill jobs. Voters will be asked whether or not they support increasing Illinois' minimum wage to over $10 an hour and if there should be a 3% income tax surcharge on small businesses owners to fund more government spending.
 
The Illinois Chamber was successful at defeating legislative enactment of the proposals while they were being debating in the General Assembly last spring and we will continue to oppose the ballot measures throughout the fall election campaign.
 
If successfully passed, Illinois could be on track to have one of the highest minimum wages and one of the highest income tax rates in the nation. A true jobs killing agenda!

Click Here to Read the Full Article.

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State of the Village Address: September 30, 2014

In an effort to better serve the needs of the business community, the Village of New Lenox and the New Lenox Chamber of Commerce partnered with Mayor Baldermann to present a State of the Village Address.

Highlights from the program included:

-   WLS “At the Crossroads of Opportunity” Campaign
-   Housing Update
-   Commercial Development and Redevelopment             
-   Commons Master Plan
-   Nelson Road Extension
-   Rt. 6 and I-355 Update


Click here to watch the full presentaiton on YouTube courtesy of New Lenox Community TV - Channel 6.

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