SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – As part of House Democrats Economic Reform Agenda, state Rep. Thaddeus Jones, D-Calumet City, recently helped pass legislation cracking down on corporations that ship jobs out of state, reducing fees for small businesses, and lowering taxes for working families.
“I am fed up with large corporations getting sweetheart deals, while small businesses struggle to stay open,” Jones said. “The House Democrats Economic Reform Agenda invests millions of dollars into Illinois’ economy and helps create good-paying jobs in our community.”
Jones’ House Bill 160 is a comprehensive package of economic reforms that includes ideas from both sides of the aisle. His legislation reduces the fees to open small businesses, expands tax credits for working families, and encourages job growth by creating tax incentives for companies who hire new workers. Jones’ measure also cracks down on corporations who ship jobs out of state by forcing outsourcers to pay back every dime they’ve received from Illinois taxpayers.
“This reform package includes ideas from both sides of aisle and is designed to help Illinois recover from the Rauner Budget Crisis by lifting-up middle class families and providing a boost to small businesses,” Jones said. “I urge my colleagues in the Senate to quickly pass this measure and I encourage the governor to sign it into law, so we can begin moving our state forward.”