Alternative to layoffs would provide workers with more income than typical unemployment benefit, while saving employers from the long-term costs of workforce turnover. Continue reading “Facing COVID-19 Recession – Illinois Work-Share Program Could Shrink Unemployment, Boost Incomes, and Save Taxpayer Dollars”
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
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”
On Wednesday, February 6, the Illinois House Labor & Commerce Committee held a hearing on gradually raising the minimum wage to $15 in Illinois. Frank Manzo IV, MPP, Policy Director of the Illinois Economic Policy Institute (ILEPI) provided a brief testimony. Here is what he said.
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A new report by the Illinois Economic Policy Institute and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign finds that legalizing and taxing sports betting could create 2,500 jobs and increase state tax revenue by about $100 million annually.
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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.
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La Grange: A $15 minimum wage would increase paychecks for low-income workers and have the largest impacts on communities outside of the Chicago region, according to a new study from the Illinois Economic Policy Institute and Project for Middle Class Renewal at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
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La Grange: A program to legalize sports betting could create 2,500 jobs, increase tax revenue by $100 million annually, grow the Illinois economy by over $500 million, and reduce illicit black market gambling, according to a new study by the … Continue reading New Report Assesses Proposals to Legalize Sports Betting in Illinois
La Grange: In the wake of Michigan becoming the tenth U.S. state to legalize marijuana on Tuesday, new research finds that the taxation and regulation of marijuana in Illinois could create nearly 24,000 new jobs, boost the state’s economy by $1 … Continue reading Study: Marijuana Legalization Would Benefit Illinois Taxpayers and Boost Economy
Which occupations in Illinois are the highest-paying? Look to management, medicine, and STEM. Continue reading “40 Occupations That Pay Over $100,000 in Illinois”
A new study by the Illinois Economic Policy Institute and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign finds that the Chicago Minimum Wage Ordinance has had positive impacts on incomes and no effect on employment in the city.
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