31 May '15, 5pm

Illinois Clean Jobs Legislation Changes the Springfield Power Paradigm

The Illinois legislature will adjourn its regular spring session at midnight on May 31, 2015 without advancing a measure that would create an estimated 32,000 new clean energy jobs across the State of Illinois once fully implemented; and save consumers a cumulative $1.6 billion on their electric bills, according to analysis by the Citizen Utility Board. That measure is the Illinois Clean Jobs Bill. That is unfortunate news for the scores of businesses that were poised to invest millions in Illinois and to the many families that could have seen much needed relief on their utility bills. However, the session comes to an end by putting an exclamation point on the amount of support the Clean Jobs Bill garnered as the issue remains poised for action during the fall veto session. The Clean Jobs Bill is backed by a coalition of more than 150 businesses, associations and consumer ...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/nmagrisso/illinois_clea...

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