Turnaround Agenda

A local organization has showed their support for Governor Rauner’s Turnaround Agenda.

Members from the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce voted to support the agenda at their latest legislative meeting held at Hotel Arista.

Policy leaders spelled out the short and long-term implications of the proposal, which seeks to limit the power of Unions and create pension reform.

State representative, Grant Wehrli, an advocate of the agenda, thinks it would put more power back into the hands of local officials.

“I do not want to have to go to Springfield and ask permission to fix the problems of the city, the park district, the schools the everything, it belongs in local control,” said Wehrli. “I don’t know if the Chamber of Commerce is going to do anything on this agenda but it’s the right thing to do for all of us to get sanity back in our state.

But opponents like Dan Allen of the Construction Industry Service Corporation believe some of the policies proposed, like creating “right-to-work zones,” repealing wage laws and reforming the worker’s compensation system would be a detriment, driving up public project costs.

City Council voted recently to table their discussion of Rauner’s agenda, after an onslaught of public comment against it.

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