Dave Syverson

Legislative Proposal
6:19 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

Economics 101 for Illinois Lawmakers

Illinois legislators this year could be asked to vote on everything from changes to how the state taxes corporations to raising the minimum wage.  But Senator Dave Syverson (R-Rockford) said before they make decisions on issues that affect the economy, they should learn more about it.

Syverson is proposing lawmakers take an economics course every two years.

He thinks many legislators who have tried to do a good job are shocked by what he called the "horrendous results" of their decisions.

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