Dave Syverson

Illinois Veto Session
4:37 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Torn Between A Tax Cut And Paying The Bills

Credit Susan Stephens / WNIJ

Illinois lawmakers head back to Springfield tomorrow for the first time since they adjourned last spring. They have a lot of issues on the table, including how the state will handle the budgetary hit it will take when the temporary income tax increase expires at the end of December.

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Veto Session
4:39 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Should Illinois Lawmakers Wait For The New Governor?

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Governor-elect Bruce Rauner met with the two top Democrats in the state legislature in Chicago yesterday. Once again he’s asking lawmakers to hold off on any major changes until he’s in office in January. Lawmakers are predictably split on that request heading into next week’s veto session.

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6:33 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Illinois' Jobs Outlook Has A Lot Of Moving Parts

Jeremy Groves

Making sense of Illinois’ jobs outlook isn’t exactly easy these days. So says an economist from Northern Illinois University. There’s information that says the state still lags behind the national economic recovery. But there are also occasional nuggets of good news to consider.

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5:37 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Economics 101 For Elected Officials

Illinois legislators this year could be asked to vote on everything from changes to how the state taxes corporations to raising the minimum wage. Republican Senator Dave Syverson of Rockford says before they make decisions on issues that affect the economy, they should learn more about it.

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5:25 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Eleventh hour meeting can't save Rockford driver's facility

Rockford could get a new driver services facility to ease the impending closure of one on the city’s west side. 

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