Candidate for gov. launches jobs program

October 20, 2009 3:58:10 PM PDT
A downstate lawmaker who wants the Republican nomination for governor launched a statewide jobs program in Chicago Tuesday.State Senator Bill Brady, a Bloomington businessman, visited the proposed site of a Walmart at 83rd and Stewart.

Brady blasted Chicago for refusing to approve the store, depriving 400 potential employees of jobs.

He suggested a tax credit to create jobs.

"We're outlining a $2,100 tax credit, an incentive for Illinois jobs. This will make Illinois very competitive, in addition to the Edge tax credits we now provide, to bring jobs to Illinois. The average job brings with it $4,200 in revenue to the State of Illinois," Brady said.

Senator Brady also proposed eliminating the state sales tax on gasoline.


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