Illinois http://tspr.org en Medical Marijuana Zoning in Galesburg http://tspr.org/post/medical-marijuana-zoning-galesburg <p>Galesburg city council members are reviewing new zoning rules that accommodate medical marijuana facilities.<br /> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:27:27 +0000 Emily Boyer 56339 at http://tspr.org Medical Marijuana Zoning in Galesburg Illinois Ends Fiscal Year In The Black...Temporarily http://tspr.org/post/illinois-ends-fiscal-year-blacktemporarily <span style="line-height: 1.5;">The state took in over a billion dollars more in taxes than the prior year, thanks to an uptick in sales tax money.&#160; Personal income tax revenue also rose , but the amount coming from corporate income taxes dropped. It's something Jim </span>Muschinske<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a budget forecaster for the state, said was predicted.</span><p>"That was not unexpected. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 16:43:04 +0000 Hannah Meisel 56331 at http://tspr.org Illinois Ends Fiscal Year In The Black...Temporarily Assessing The Minimum Wage Landscape http://tspr.org/post/assessing-minimum-wage-landscape Despite Democratic majorities and a push from the governor, Illinois' legislative session adjourned without a bump in the minimum wage.<p>Lawmakers settled for putting a non-binding question on the November ballot asking if that's something voters want.<p>Part of the problem was that legislators from downstate -- from both parties -- were against a hike.<p>Andrew Biggs says it doesn't make sense to make sense to have a national, or even statewide, minimum wage. Biggs is a scholar with the American Enterprise Institute, a D.C. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:35:21 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 56245 at http://tspr.org Assessing The Minimum Wage Landscape "Poaching" Not In Blueprint For Illinois Job Growth http://tspr.org/post/poaching-not-blueprint-illinois-job-growth <div style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px;"><p>Illinois' economy was slow to feel the effects of the Great Recession, and has been slow to recover from it. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 15:19:01 +0000 Hannah Meisel 55942 at http://tspr.org "Poaching" Not In Blueprint For Illinois Job Growth Supreme Court Limits Power Of Illinois Home Care Worker Unions http://tspr.org/post/supreme-court-limits-power-illinois-home-care-worker-unions An Illinois home care worker argued that being forced to pay union fees violates her first amendment rights.<p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 13:58:55 +0000 Shannon Heffernan 55817 at http://tspr.org Supreme Court Limits Power Of Illinois Home Care Worker Unions