Facing COVID-19 Pandemic, Nearly a Quarter of Illinois Workers Currently Lack Access to Paid Sick Days Continue reading “REPORT: Paid Sick Leave Would Boost Incomes of 1.5 Million Illinois Workers and Limit Spread of Infectious Disease”
Study finds law would help low-wage workers the most–boosting incomes and labor force participation without jeopardizing job creation or economic growth Continue reading “220,000 Working Parents in Illinois Would Benefit From Paid Parental Leave Each Year”
La Grange: From the number of training hours and graduation rates to the diversity of classes and the lifetime earnings of graduates, Illinois’ joint labor-management construction apprenticeship programs are rivaling– and in some cases exceeding– the performance of the state’s … Continue reading STUDY: Illinois’ Construction Apprenticeship Programs Rival State Colleges and Universities on Key Performance Metrics
With persistent state funding gap, Illinois property taxes have risen to 7th highest in the nation Continue reading “Study Offers Roadmap to Stem Growth of Illinois’ Property Tax Rates”
Unions Boost Worker Wages by 11% Continue reading “Study: Unionization Fell Last Year, But Illinois’ Middle Class Still Depends on Unions”
On Friday, April 26, the Illinois House Labor & Commerce Committee held a subject matter hearing on “Workforce Development, Reducing Unemployment, and Improving the Economy.” Frank Manzo IV, MPP, Policy Director of the Illinois Economic Policy Institute (ILEPI) testified before the committee. Here is what he said.
The Spring 2019 Edition of ILEPI’s newsletter, Illinois Insights, has been released. Continue reading “Illinois Insights – Spring 2019 Edition”
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.
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”
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.
The Illinois Economic Policy Institute and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have jointly released a one-page fact sheet on raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour in Illinois.