Illinois Jobs Alliance (5/16/12)
Contact: Scott Burnham, firstname.lastname@example.org (312) 943-1955
Bill Bracken, Bill@AgencyThreeSixty.com (312) 316-7070
Generating Revenue with SB 1849
The attached bulletin was faxed to the Springfield offices of every member of the General Assembly this morning, and it will be emailed again later this afternoon.
$2.16 BILLION in new gross state product
$1.51 BILLION in new personal income
$1.41 BILLION in new gross revenue
$1.20 BILLION in new construction costs
$1.17 BILLION in one-time reconciliation payment
$377 MILLION in new licensing and fees
$195.3 MILLION in new annual tax revenue
New revenue from SB 1849 would provide the state with a substantial and sustainable source of funding for essential needs, including education, capital projects and safety-net programs.
Full data for the 2012 Spectrum Economic Impact Study available at: http://illinoisjobsalliance.org/facts/spectrum-gaming-group-report/.
About the Illinois Revenue and Jobs Alliance
The Illinois Revenue & Jobs Alliance is a growing statewide consortium of labor organizations, business groups, farming and agribusiness interests, racetracks and horsemen associations, and local municipalities committed to the passage of SB 1849 which calls for the expansion of gaming in Illinois, including slot machines at racetracks. The Illinois Revenue & Jobs Alliance is committed to creating new jobs, protecting existing jobs, spurring new economic development and generating more revenue for the state. For more information, visit www.IllinoisJobsAlliance.org, Facebook.com/ILJobsNow or Twitter.com/ILJobsNow.