From the office of Illinois House Republicans –
Democrats in the Illinois House approved House Bill 160 Wednesday morning, a bill they called their economic development package, otherwise known as the “Keep Illinois Business Act.” The measure was approved along party lines on a vote of 63-50 but with today being the last day of the legislative session, there is no time for it to go to the Senate for approval.
House Republicans like State Representative Reggie Phillips (R-Charleston) joined other House Republicans in asking the bill’s sponsor to consider holding the bill and working on it during the month of June since both the House and Senate will be back to work on a budget because one was not going to be approved before midnight tonight.
Phillips told the bill’s sponsor that more work needed to be done to the bill because in its current form he is afraid it will hurt some of the smaller “Mom and Pop” businesses around the state.
More of his comments are here: