Moves for Illinois Businesses



Another governor is trying to lure away Illinois companies.
 
Florida Gov. Rick Scott sent a letter to Illinois' top 100 companies this week asking them to buy a "one way" ticket to Florida. The Republican says Florida is undergoing "an incredible economic turnaround" and touts the state's credit ratings.
 
Scott also scrutinizes Illinois' high taxes, including a 2011 income tax increase.
 
His letter comes the same week Texas Gov. Rick Perry was in Chicago trying to poach companies. Perry says he wants to spark a competition between the states and has criticized Illinois' nearly $100 billion in pension debt.
 
Governors from Indiana, Wisconsin and New Jersey have made similar attempts.
 
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has dismissed them as publicity attempts and says Illinois is a great place to do business.
 
(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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