Dave Koehler http://wuis.org en Lawmakers Propose Tax Break For Businesses Blighted By Tornadoes http://wuis.org/post/lawmakers-propose-tax-break-businesses-blighted-tornadoes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Four months ago, tornadoes whipped through Central Illinois, ravaging communities like Washington and Gifford. As the towns rebuild, some lawmakers want to give businesses a break when fixing up their properties.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rebuilding after a natural disaster can be expensive; insurance money only covers so much. A proposal making its way through the General Assembly could help ease that burden on businesses, by providing a property tax break.</span></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 18:19:21 +0000 Hannah Meisel 21990 at http://wuis.org Lawmakers Propose Tax Break For Businesses Blighted By Tornadoes Ag Lobby Lining Up Against GMO Food Labeling http://wuis.org/post/ag-lobby-lining-against-gmo-food-labeling <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Farmers, their lobbyists and legislators met in the Capitol Thursday to talk about legislation that would affect one of Illinois’ biggest industries – agriculture.</span></p><p>One proposal “big ag” is fighting would change the way food is labeled in Illinois.</p><p>State Senator Dave Koehler says consumers ought to know whether processed food they buy contains genetically engineered ingredients.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 01:00:14 +0000 Peter Gray 20338 at http://wuis.org Ag Lobby Lining Up Against GMO Food Labeling