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Over-burdensome workers comp makes Illinois uncompetitive

To bring good jobs to Illinois, we have to make Illinois a place where it is good to do business. We must fix our workers comp system, labor regulations, liability costs, and property taxes that make us uncompetitive. The cost of worker's comp is the biggest factor driving our job losses. If we simply aligned our workers' comp costs with those of a state like Massachusetts--which is hardly a bastion of conservatism--we can save state and local taxpayers over $300 million per year.
Source: 2016 State of the State speech to Illinois legislature , Jan 27, 2016

Public officials do not deserve a raise

The compensation demands being made by AFSCME leaders are out-of-touch with reality. Adjusted for the cost of living, we already have the highest paid state employees in America. Undeterred and unashamed, AFSCME is demanding $3 billion more in overall compensation. That $3 billion should go into our schools and human services, not into government bureaucracy.
Source: 2016 State of the State speech to Illinois legislature , Jan 27, 2016

Raise minimum wage to $10 an hour over the next 7 years

We must help those workers who are barely getting by, by raising the minimum wage. Our Economic Growth and Jobs Package increases the minimum wage to $10 an hour over the next 7 years.

Raising the minimum wage in conjunction with improving the overall jobs climate, will make Illinois more competitive and create a booming economy while increasing incomes for hardworking Illinoisans.

Source: State of the State address to 2015 Illinois Legislature , Feb 4, 2015

Create Right-to-Work zones; reform workers' comp

We are in a jobs crisis. Illinois has the worst unemployment rate in the Midwest and among the highest in the nation. That's unacceptable.

Illinois is blessed with tremendous natural resources, world-class cities and towns, and dedicated, hard-working people. It's the politicians in charge of Springfield who are holding us back.

Source: 2014 Illinois Gubernatorial campaign website BruceRauner.com , Nov 4, 2014

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