Vice President Education & Workforce Policy and Executive Director, IMA Education Foundation
2019 Legislative Agenda
Grown Your Own STEM Teacher Act
Waives tuition fees at public colleges and universities for STEM students who agree to teach at an Illinois public high school or university upon graduation.
Provides a small tax credit equal to qualified education expenses for apprentices.
R&D Tax Credit
Modernizes and makes permanent the research and development tax credit that is essential for the manufacturing sector.
Manufacturers’ Purchase Credit
Restores the Manufacturers' Purchase Credit, which was left to expire two years ago during the budget impasse.
Small Business Tax Relief
Allows a small business to make quarterly payments of their unemployment insurance taxes, instead of all at once.
Critical Infrastructure Protection
Increases penalties for individuals who trespass and intentionally damage critical infrastructure facilities, including water treatment plants, electricity generation facilities, and military bases.
For more than two hundred years, innovative and ingenious Illinois manufacturers have made the world a better place to live by creating life-saving products, building our infrastructure, transporting people and products around the globe and into space, feeding the world, powering our homes and businesses, developing pioneering technology and communication, and providing for our nation’s defense.