Governor Rauner vetoes a tax break for Englewood while offering billions to Amazon

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Back in July, Governor Rauner’s pals from the National Black Chamber of Commerce gave him a lifetime achievement award for helping foster minority businesses.

I didn’t think he deserved the award in the first place. But given Rauner’s recent veto of state rep Sonya Harper’s urban agricultural zone bill, I say the chamber should snatch it right back.

Because that veto shows the governor has a twisted double standard toward economic development when it comes to helping poor black communities as opposed to rich white ones.

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August 27, 2018 at 06:11AM

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