Illinois House Democratic Caucus
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – As women in Illinois and across the country continue to come forward and demand an end to sexual harassment and discrimination, state Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, D-Oswego, will serve on a newly created Task Force on Sexual Discrimination and Harassment charged with researching new policies that will combat harassment in both state government and the private sector.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, is opposing all attempts by the Trump administration and his extreme allies from raising taxes on middle and working-class families.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Michelle Mussman, D-Schaumburg, is asking Congress to stop a tax increase on middle-class families hidden in a new tax law now being considered in Washington.
HARRISBURG, Ill. – State Rep. Natalie Phelps Finnie, D-Elizabethtown, is asking Southern Illinoisans to reach out to her constituent service office to suggest new ideas for legislation that they believe will benefit the area and the state as a whole.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Building upon his recent legislative success to streamline government and reduce the cost of government, state Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, passed a two-year property tax freeze with expanded relief for Lake County longtime homeowners and senior citizens in the House last week.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Student loan servicers will now face clear rules and regulations under a new law backed by state Rep. Silvana Tabares, D-Chicago, who recently voted to override Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto of it. “Student loan debt is a swelling economic disaster,...
WESTCHESTER, Ill. – State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch, D-Hillside, is opposing President Trump’s tax plan that will increase taxes on working families across the state by eliminating the state and local tax (SALT) deduction.
JOLIET, Ill. –State Rep. Natalie Manley, D-Joliet, helped to thank local veterans and their families Saturday with an honorary free breakfast. “Veterans and their families have made many sacrifices to help keep our nation safe,” Manley said. “Whether they served in...
ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. – State Rep. Sam Yingling, D-Grayslake, recently met with local artist and small business owner, Melissa Pierson of Melissa Blue Fine Art, to talk about the ways the state can better support the arts and entrepreneurs.
Hoffman Joins Bipartisan Coalition to Override Gov. Rauner’s Veto of Student Loan Relief Legislation
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – To create protections for student loan borrowers that have been victimized by predatory lending practices, state Rep. Jay Hoffman, D-Swansea, voted to override the governor’s veto of legislation creating a student loan “bill of rights.”
COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – State Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, toured the Wood River Oil Refinery earlier this week along with Comptroller Susana Mendoza, State Rep. LaToya Greenwood, and former state Reps. Brandon Phelps and Jim Watson.
COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – To keep constituents safe amidst the multiple security and data breaches putting personal information at risk, state Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, is hosting a cybersecurity seminar with the Illinois Attorney General’s Office this Wednesday, Nov. 15 from 11 a.m. to noon at the Collinsville Senior Center, located at 420 E Main St. in Collinsville.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – To end sexual harassment in state government, state Rep. Camille Lilly, D-Chicago, is supporting legislation that would require sexual harassment training for legislators, staff and lobbyists.
ROCK ISLAND, Ill. – Rock Island County property owners who were impacted by severe flooding over the summer could receive a $750 income tax credit under legislation passed by state Rep. Mike Halpin, D-Rock Island.
CHICAGO – In an effort to stand against Illinois’ “underground economy”, which forces employees to work in unsafe conditions and gives businesses unfair tax and labor advantages, state Rep. Theresa Mah, D-Chicago, is supporting a recently introduced measure that would create the Workers’ Protection Unit within the office of the Attorney General and Workers’ Protection Task Force.
CHICAGO – After Republican Governor Bruce Rauner vetoed SB 1905, a measure to prohibit right-to-work zones from being established in Illinois, the Illinois House was unable to garner the 71 votes necessary to overturn his veto during last week’s House Veto Session. State Rep. Theresa Mah, D-Chicago, a supporter of the bill, issued the following statement:
Something needs to be done to provide real property tax relief for our homeowners.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, recently voted to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of legislation that would protect students against predatory lenders by creating a Student Loan Bill of Rights.