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IT’S SMALL BUSINESS WEEK IN ILLINOIS AND GOVERNOR BRUCE RAUNER SAYS THE STATE NEEDS TO CELEBRATE AND NURTURE SMALL COMPANIES.
 
GOVERNOR RAUNER SAYS THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE WORKING IN ILLINOIS ARE EMPLOYED BY SMALL BUSINESSES AND THAT TWO OUT OF THREE NEW JOBS ARE CREATED BY SMALL BUSINESSES. HE’S BEEN TRAVELING THE STATE TALKING TO EMPLOYERS AND HAS HEARD SOME OF THEIR CONCERNS. GOVERNOR RAUNER SAYS HE’S PUSHING FOR A FREEZE ON PROPERTY TAXES, LEAVING IT UP TO THE VOTERS IN EACH COMMUNITY TO DECIDE IF TAXES SHOULD BE RAISED.
 
 
SMALL COMPANIES ARE THE BREAD AND BUTTER OF THE STATE WORKFORCE SAYS GOVERNOR RAUNER, CREATING TWO OUT OF THREE NEW JOBS. BUT ONE OF THE BIGGEST COMPLAINTS HE HEARS FROM EMPLOYERS IS ABOUT BUREAUCRACY.
 
 
GOVERNOR RAUNER SAYS SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS ARE ALSO CONCERNED ABOUT HIGH PROPERTY TAXES IN ILLINOIS.

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