Illinois General Assembly - Full Text of SR0693
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Full Text of SR0693  98th General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate wish to express
3their support for the principle that the State of Illinois
4should continue to purchase, whenever possible and to the
5extent allowable by law, products made in the United States and
6the State of Illinois; and
7    WHEREAS, The State of Illinois and its people are
8continuing their recovery from the Great Recession; those same
9Illinoisans are the taxpayers that provide the revenue needed
10to operate essential government services throughout the State;
12    WHEREAS, The members of this body continue to work towards
13spurring job creation and growing our State's economy for all
14Illinoisans who wish to work; and
15    WHEREAS, The Illinois Jobs Now! program continues to
16provide jobs to Illinoisans and bring much needed improvement
17to our State's capital infrastructure, including our roads,
18bridges, and schools; and
19    WHEREAS, The State's Enterprise Zone program keeps
20Illinois competitive by incentivizing job-creation and
21job-retention through tax credits and taxpayer dollars; and



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1    WHEREAS, Illinois taxpayer dollars should be spent to
2continue our State's recovery and strengthen the economic
3well-being of our communities; and
4    WHEREAS, The total budget for the State of Illinois is
5about $70 billion; and
6    WHEREAS, Any State spending should, to the extent possible,
7include a commitment from the State and its departments and
8agencies to buy materials, goods, and services that are
9produced within the United States and the State of Illinois;
11    WHEREAS, A commitment to purchase materials, goods, and
12services that are produced within the United States and
13Illinois, to the extent possible, would bolster and assist
14those Illinoisans who pay taxes to the State by creating
15greater economic opportunity and growth throughout our State;
16such a commitment would also likely increase the benefit to our
17local communities and businesses through local revenue growth
18and job-creation; therefore, be it
20ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we urge all those who
21make purchases on behalf of the State of Illinois to buy



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1materials, goods, and services that are made in the United
2States and the State of Illinois, whenever and wherever
3possible, for the continued growth and betterment of the State.