New businesses established in Illinois are the key to a strong economy. I will remove as many barriers to entry for small businesses as possible. This includes instituting a 1-year “warning period” where penalties for minor regulatory infractions are not penalized.
I want you to feel empowered to go into business for yourself. If you see a need in the market, you should be able to fulfill that need without wading through miles of red-tape.
State occupational licensing should be reduced. If you prefer to use a privately certified landscaper, nail stylist, or cosmetologist, you should have that choice. Excessive state-level licensing mandates are part of a system that reduces economic opportunity in our poorest communities.