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Here's what J.B. Pritzker's election means for Illinois' taxes, minimum wage, health care and more

For the second election in a row, Illinois voters have handed the governor’s office to an ultrawealthy but politically inexperienced businessman who promises to jump-start the state’s economy.

But Democratic Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker, a billionaire heir to the Hyatt Hotel fortune and a former venture capitalist, offers a vastly different approach to boosting investment and job growth than his predecessor, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, a multimillionaire former private equity investor.

Rauner, whose agenda ran into strong opposition from the Democratic-controlled legislature, focused on issues like freezing property taxes and curtailing the power of organized labor, whereas Pritzker aims to boost the state’s minimum wage and create a graduated income tax, among other proposals.

Here’s where Pritzker stands on issues related to business, jobs and the economy.

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