During a Tuesday legislative hearing, Rep. Dan Caulkins challenged Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity assistant director Michael Negron about the inclusion of a clawback provision in the state’s Business Interruption Grant program.

Requiring businesses that receive financial assistance  from the state to comply with Gov. JB Pritzker’s executive orders is “government overreach” and an “abuse of power,” Rep. Dan Caulkins (R-Decatur) said Tuesday during a legislative hearing.

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