Rep. Mitchell is focused on jobs for Decatur and Macon County

State Representative Bill Mitchell is sponsoring job creation legislation to address the chronically high unemployment in Decatur/Macon County.

Representative Mitchell discussed his legislation Thursday at his Decatur district office.

“My legislation creates tax incentives for employers in high unemployment counties such as Macon County, which consistently has a jobless rate well above the state and national averages,” Mitchell said. “Decatur had the second-worst economic decline in all of America last year. This is a crisis that can no longer be ignored by the powers-that-be in Springfield.” Read more about Rep. Mitchell's legislation.