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IMA on Rauner budget speech: Manufacturing growth lags due to failed tax and reg policies



Illinois_Manufacturers_Association_logoSPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association has released the following statement in response to Governor Rauner’s Budget Address:

"Illinois needs a balanced budget to create stability and predictability for job creators in the state. Our continued budget challenges are predicated in part by the state’s anemic job growth compared to the rest of the nation. Manufacturers in Illinois have added only 8,300 jobs since the end of the recession in 2009 while our neighboring states have added an average of 68,600 good, high-paying manufacturing jobs. This disparity is largely due to the failed policies of higher taxes and more regulations. 

We applaud the governor’s call for pension reform and his continued focus on education and workforce development in the budget. Manufacturers need stability and it’s time for the governor and state lawmakers to end the partisan bickering and craft a budget that will incent job creation.”


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