Government Affairs Roundup

From Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry

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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Government Affairs Roundup for 5.4.2022

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: United States Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was in town today to visit the new Joliet Gateway Center Bus Station. The visit will highlight...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 4.29.2022

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: Thanks to our five state legislators that joined us for lunch yesterday to talk about what happened in Springfield during the last session. Today’s Roundup has info...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 4.26.2022

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: Congress is back to work in Washington D.C. so some updates are shared below in today’s Roundup. A reminder about the downtown Joliet parking survey. We’re looking...

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Government Affairs Roundup for 4/22/2022

Government Affairs Roundup "Your Timely Roundup of Local, State, and Federal Updates" Chamber members: Below is an important survey that I hope you’ll devote a few minutes to regarding parking in downtown Joliet. There is also news on state bond rating and pensions....

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