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TMA President: IL Legislators Pay Lip Service to Manufacturing But Only 20% Support the Sector with Their Votes

Former State Senator and current President of the Technology & Manufacturing Association (TMA), Steve Rauschenberger, joined Dan & Amy to discuss the state of manufacturing, particularly for small to mid-size manufacturers, in Illinois. Rauschenberger discussed the TMA's recently released scorecard which finds a majority of state legislators with anti-manufacturing voting records. Rauschenberger discussed where policy changes are required to improve the cost of doing business in Illinois. He also explained how apprentice programs and manufacturing-friendly curriculum in high schools and community colleges can prepare young people for the good-paying jobs that are available in manufacturing.

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