Government Affairs Roundup

From Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Government Affairs Roundup for 9.28.22

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: Eyes are on Washington to see if a deal can be struck on government funding as the deadline hits at the end of this week. Closer to home though we see good news on...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 9.21.22

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: A little bit of old news that somehow escaped the last Roundup edition starts us off today. The Governor was in the area to talk about the new interchange in...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 9.14.22

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: Both the House and Senate will be back in session this week. When they return, expect the next three weeks to be hectic as Congress will need to quickly come to an...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 9.7.22

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: Today’s update is going to be a short one coming off of a holiday weekend and just a little slower than usual with news. One important piece is to remind all of...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 8.31.2022

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates"     Chamber members:   If you hadn’t noticed, road construction is all around us and will certainly be here to stay for years. Today’s update has news on I-80 as well...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 8.24.22

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: More announcements impacting a number of people in a few different areas. Most notable is the news today as President Biden drops details on student loan debt. See...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 8.17.22

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: Big news to share this week as Joliet finds out finally about receiving funding for the Chicago Street “City Square” plaza. Governor Pritzker releases more money for...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 8.10.2022

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: The Senate has hit the road after a weekend session that ended with Senate Democrats, with the help of Vice President Kamala Harris’ vote, sending Democrats’...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 8.3.2022

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: Thanks to all that supported our golf outing as a sponsor, golfer, volunteer, or in any other role. It was a great day for having some fun, making connections, and...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 7.27.2022

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: A few interesting items on the state side of things today in the report. News has started to leak out about what could be on tap for a potential special session and...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 7.20.22

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: A number of different topics to report on today. Congress is working through the annual appropriation process before their summer recess at the end of July. A new...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 7.13.2022

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: The House and Senate return out in Washington D.C. to begin a three-week work period that may be the last chance lawmakers have for a legislative victory before...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 7.6.2022

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: Now that the primaries are over here in Illinois and we move closer to the November election, you’ll hear a lot more about inflation, gas prices, abortion, and so...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 6.30.2022

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: This week’s issue looks at election results from the “summer” primary election and also the July 1st pause of the gas and grocery taxes here in Illinois. There is...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 6.22.22

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: The Roundup is back after a week off for some catching up and time off. Thanks to all that supported our New Orleans North event, our AABA Gala, and tonight’s CWW...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 6.8.2022

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: Going to keep this short today as we’re in full New Orleans North mode as we get ready for Friday. See below for a few notes. If you haven’t already purchased your...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 6.1.2022

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: Gas prices continue to be the topic of conversation as averages now hover at $5 a gallon. It is impacting just about everything imaginable. See below for more on the...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 5.25.22

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: The recent big news centers around the announcement that the census bureau undercounted the Illinois population. This means more federal funding should be coming to...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 5.18.2022

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: We’re getting closer to the June primaries here in Illinois as June 28 is the official date. You can begin now to cast your vote as in-person voting begins tomorrow...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 5.11.2022

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: Congress returns this week to debate access to abortion, more U.S. aid to Ukraine and new funding to combat Covid-19, taking up high-stakes domestic and foreign...

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