DCEO privatization bill passes the Illinois House

The Illinois House passed a measure to create a new, private Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. The idea was initially proposed by Rauner, inspired by successful private programs in several other states.

Before passage however, Democrats inserted several amendments that may kill the effort, including a three year sunset provision. Many experts believe that three years simply isn’t enough time for the agency to become viable.

Chapin Rose

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