Let’s be honest, neither team has all the right answers, and no one has magic, silver bullets. And as much as I loved seeing all my friends posting “I Voted!” selfies, the work doesn’t stop there. We need folks to stay engaged in the process and communicate with the newly elected officials what policies will help their business and their life.
At a press conference Wednesday, Governor Elect JB Pritzker said he will focus first on the budget. He also stated he will not consider a temporary flat tax increase with exemptions to institute an effective progressive income tax.
Instead, he is will evaluate new revenues from recreational marijuana legalization and gaming expansion. He went on to say, “We’re going to look at everything because balancing the budget is critically important if we’re going to address the real challenges that we’ve got.” This includes, “the ideas of Republicans,” because “we need to make sure that all the ideas are incorporated here.”
I congratulate the Governor Elect on focusing on the issues that address our State and for adopting a bi-partisan stance. I encourage him to continue to back up those words with real action and we stand ready to work with his office and any office toward pro-growth policies that benefit the Naperville Area and the State of Illinois.
Let’s get to work.
Naperville Brewery Licenses
Naperville City Council voted 8-1 in favor of an ordinance that would grant more events, offsite production flexibility, and the elimination of the three-drink cap for production breweries in Naperville. Currently, Solemn Oath and Two Fools Cidery hold such licenses.
Naperville City Budget
The City of Naperville will host their next 2019 Budget Workshop on November 11, 2018 at 6pm in Council Chambers. The Agenda is available online for review. The City of Naperville will also present on the 2019 Budget process at the next NACC Legislative Forum to be held on Nov. 28, 2019.
The Illinois General Assembly is not currently in session. Spring Session Adjourned on May 31, 2018.