The Spring 2019 Edition of ILEPI’s newsletter, Illinois Insights, has been released. Continue reading “Illinois Insights – Spring 2019 Edition”
Infrastructure investment can help reduce the severity and frequency of future crashes. Continue reading “STUDY: Car Crashes Cost Illinois $3.8 Billion Per Year”
Would a progressive income tax cause the wealthy to leave for other states? How would it impact small businesses and the economy? The Illinois Economic Policy Institute and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have jointly released a one-page fact sheet with answers to these and other common questions.
On Wednesday, March 27, the Illinois House Labor & Commerce Committee held a hearing on House Bill 2604 regarding safe patient limits. Frank Manzo IV, MPP, Policy Director of the Illinois Economic Policy Institute (ILEPI) testified before the committee. Here is what he said.
The Illinois Economic Policy Institute and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have jointly released a one-page fact sheet on the impacts of switching to a progressive income tax in Illinois. Continue reading “Progressive Income Tax in Illinois: Fact Sheet”
New Study: State’s Current Flat Tax System Overcharges Middle Class, Strains Public Budgets Continue reading “Graduated Rates Would Provide Tax Relief, Shrink Deficits, and Boost the Illinois Economy”
Registered nurses (RNs) contribute immensely to the well-being of society.
A new study, The Illinois Nursing Shortage: Assessing the Need for Safe Patient Limits and Collective Bargaining, by the Illinois Economic Policy Institute (ILEPI) and Project for Middle Class Renewal (PMCR) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign presents data on Illinois’ RNs educational attainment, compensation, unionization, and safe patient limits (also called “safe-staffing ratios”).
On Thursday, March 21, the Illinois House Appropriations-Capital Committee held a subject matter hearing on including agricultural, natural resources, and environmental investments in a potential capital bill. Frank Manzo IV, MPP, Policy Director of the Illinois Economic Policy Institute (ILEPI) submitted a written testimony. Here is the testimony. Continue reading “ILEPI Testimony on Investing in Water Infrastructure”
La Grange: Illinois projects that it will need to grow its supply of Registered Nurses (RNs) at three times the rate of other occupations, and a new report released today by the Illinois Economic Policy Institute (ILEPI) and Project for … Continue reading REPORT: Safe Patient Limits and Unions Could Help Cure Illinois Nurse Shortage
The Winter 2019 Edition of ILEPI’s newsletter, Illinois Insights, has been released. The Illinois Economic Policy Institute (ILEPI) has released the Winter 2019 Edition of our quarterly newsletter, Illinois Insights. In this issue, we evaluate several proposals to legalize, regulate, and tax sports betting … Continue reading Illinois Insights Winter 2019 Edition
Governor JB Pritzker may soon sign a bill to gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. What would that mean for restaurants and bars in Illinois? The Illinois Economic Policy Institute (ILEPI) has answers to common questions.
A new report from the Illinois Economic Policy Institute and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign finds that a $15 minimum wage would boost earnings for working-class families in every area of the state.