Illinois is back on course and moving forward. That was the message in Governor Pat Quinn’s annual State of the State Address.
In his speech Quinn announced the Illinois Jobs Agenda 2012 which calls for three separate tax breaks. He wants to permanently abolish the natural gas utility tax, establish a child tax credit, and give a tax incentive to businesses who hire a veteran.
The agenda also calls for an investment in education, from early childhood centers to colleges.
“The best economic tool a state can have is a strong, innovative education system,” said Quinn. “Jobs follow brainpower.”
Quinn asked lawmakers to reform Medicaid and public pension this session and said he’d speak more about those topics at his budget address on February 22nd.
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