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by Ellyn Fortino
Mon Feb 3

Report: Illinois Ranked No. 1 For Online Disclosure Of Economic Development Subsidies

A recent report from the non-partisan research center Good Jobs First ranked Illinois as the best state when it comes to disclosing information online about economic development subsidies awarded to companies.

In 2010, Illinois was also found to have the best online transparency regarding its economic development incentive programs as part of Good Jobs First's previous edition of its accountability report card.

Nonethless, the updated release of the "Show Us the Subsidized Jobs" report revealed that Illinois has a lot of room for improvement. The state scored 65 out of 100 total points — a near failing report card grade — for its overall subsidy-related reporting practices. Read more »

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by Matthew Blake
Tue Dec 4, 2012

Corporate Tax Disclosure Bill Could Trigger Lawsuit

Illinois may soon require publicly traded companies to reveal their state income tax payments online.

Supported by community organizations such as the Lakeview Action Coalition that often call for corporate tax reform, Senate Bill 282 may be politically feasible after an election that saw Democrats gain super majorities in both the Illinois House and Senate.

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