What Does Election Mean for Illinois Agriculture?
The recent elections promise some change in Washington. At our state capitol, however, little has changed. With a $14 billion dollar deficit and a pension deficit nearing $90 billion the fiscal situation in Illinois is bleak for sure. At our Ag-SOLVE breakfast on January 19th, Tom Johnson with the IL Taxpayers Federation will tell us what to expect in terms of changes in state taxes and revenue enhancement efforts. Our neighboring states are welcoming new Governors and legislative chambers that have shifted to become more conservative and business-friendly, and will likely roll out new policies to attract businesses to their states. We have our work cut out for us in Illinois; IFCA will be defending your interests and working with our legislators to keep agribusiness vibrant in this state. Your membership and support keeps our voice strong despite the challenges we face.