Barbara Flynn Currie http://wuis.org en House Advances Retirement Savings Legislation http://wuis.org/post/house-advances-retirement-savings-legislation <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Illinois House is advancing legislation intended to get more people saving for retirement. Advocates say "nudging" workers into a savings program could help keep them out of poverty in retirement.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The so-called Secure Choice retirement savings program is an idea of the conservative Heritage Foundation. The plan would require all companies with more than 25 employees to automatically enroll workers in a state-supervised retirement program.</span></p> Thu, 22 May 2014 20:18:13 +0000 Hannah Meisel 25705 at http://wuis.org House Advances Retirement Savings Legislation Lawmakers Considering Doubling Tax Credit For Poor http://wuis.org/post/lawmakers-considering-doubling-tax-credit-poor <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Efforts to raise the minimum wage have been getting a lot of attention, but it's not the only proposal intended to improve the lives of the working poor. Following the call of Gov. Pat Quinn, some lawmakers want to double Illinois' tax credit for low income workers.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The earned income tax credit began as a federal program, signed into law by President Ronald Reagan.</span></p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 23:27:09 +0000 Hannah Meisel 19382 at http://wuis.org Lawmakers Considering Doubling Tax Credit For Poor Crucial Plank Of Obamacare Passes Illinois House http://wuis.org/post/crucial-plank-obamacare-passes-illinois-house <p></p> Tue, 28 May 2013 03:27:40 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 3315 at http://wuis.org