(CBS) — Wisconsin is stepping up its efforts to attract manufacturers from Illinois.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said he is inviting “hundreds” of Illinois manufacturers to a conference during the next month in Southeast Wisconsin that will have one purpose.READ MORE: Shots Fired By Police In Englewood
Walker said at a stop near Racine that Wisconsin has more to offer companies than Illinois does.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Rain Coming As Work Week Begins
“Two years ago they (IL lawmakers) raised taxes on businesses 46 percent and they’re headed in that direction,” he said, saying Illinois’ pension problems will lead to higher taxes sooner than later.