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Statement from Speaker Madigan on Meeting with Governor

Statement from Speaker Madigan on Meeting with Governor

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Speaker Michael J. Madigan issued the following statement Thursday after a meeting with Gov. Bruce Rauner: “I requested a meeting with Governor Rauner to ensure he understood my desire to pass a full-year budget and discuss the urgent need for a...

Scherer Opposes Cuts to Meals on Wheels, Stands with Seniors

Scherer Opposes Cuts to Meals on Wheels, Stands with Seniors

DECATUR, Ill. – State Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, is standing with seniors and senior advocates like AARP to oppose Washington politicians’ dangerous cuts to senior Meals on Wheels, which would affect the more than 115,000 elderly residents who depend on the program....

Conyears-Ervin Passes Bill to Keep Jobs in IL

Conyears-Ervin Passes Bill to Keep Jobs in IL

CHICAGO – State Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin, D-Chicago, passed a bill out of the House on Tuesday that would keep jobs in Illinois by prohibiting companies that move Illinois jobs out-of-state from receiving tax incentives. “It is unacceptable that businesses that...

Phelps Sponsors Measure to Block Proposed Retirement Tax

Phelps Sponsors Measure to Block Proposed Retirement Tax

HARRISBURG, ILL. – To block a proposed new tax on retirement income, state Rep. Brandon Phelps, D-Harrisburg, recently introduced a measure to protect the livelihood of Southern Illinois seniors. “Many seniors rely on retirement income as their way to pay their bills...

Walsh Helps Pass Legislation Protecting Nurses, State Workers

Walsh Helps Pass Legislation Protecting Nurses, State Workers

SPRINGFIELD Ill. – In response to the proposed layoffs of nurses in Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) facilities, state Rep. Larry Walsh, Jr., D-Elwood, helped pass legislation that would prevent the department from reducing the number of medical and mental...

Mussman Volunteers to Pack Meals at Feed My Starving Children

Mussman Volunteers to Pack Meals at Feed My Starving Children

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – State Rep. Michelle Mussman, D-Schaumburg, recently joined local volunteers at Feed My Starving Children in Schaumburg to package and seal nutritionally complete meals specifically formulated for malnourished children across the globe. “There are...

Beiser Raises Awareness of Child Abuse Prevention During April

Beiser Raises Awareness of Child Abuse Prevention During April

ALTON, Ill. – Throughout the month of April, which is designated as Child Abuse Prevention Month, state Rep. Dan Beiser, D-Alton, is highlighting efforts to help prevent child abuse and increase the reporting of abuse in Illinois. “Every 10 seconds an incident of...

Costello Hosts Gun Rights Update to Keep Citizens Informed

Costello Hosts Gun Rights Update to Keep Citizens Informed

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Jerry Costello, D-Smithton, co-hosted a gun rights update meeting with the National Rifle Association (NRA) on Thursday to keep citizens and sportsmen aware of recent changes to Illinois law concerning the second amendment. “As an...

Andrade Passes Bill To Improve Cybersecurity of State Agencies

Andrade Passes Bill To Improve Cybersecurity of State Agencies

CHICAGO, Ill. – In an effort to protect public data and improve the cybersecurity of state agencies, state Rep. Jaime Andrade, D-Chicago, passed legislation out of the House that would create a new division under the Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT) to...

Scherer-backed measure bans taxpayer-funded deals for businesses that ship jobs overseas. #LiftUpIL wandtv.com/story/35242535…

Honored to speak at the Teach-Out Rally to help save Higher Education in our State! #savehighereducation #budgetnow #raunerdoyourjob

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Had my daughter, granddaughter, & god-daughter visit me in the Capitol today! #itsafamilything

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Cassidy legislation would help parolees avoid ‘Tripwire’ wbez.org/shows/wbez-upd…

Hope to see you there this Saturday! fb.me/6r4b2VhQV

Wishing a Happy Birthday to one of the strongest allies working families have in Springfield, @WillGuzzardi!

PJStar letter to editor: “Rauner holding Illinois Hostage” #DoYourJob, Gov. Rauner! pjstar.com/opinion/201704…

America's rich get richer as the poor get replaced by robots trib.in/2oNG3gY

House passes law requiring cursive writing in Illinois schools via.wgntv.com/vVg1B

Moeller legislation helping to close the wage gap and end pay discrimination passes House w/ bipartisan support. twitter.com/haleybemiller/…

We are one step closer to "writing" a wrong and returning cursive to our schools. HB2977 is on to the Senate! #cursive #cognition #learning

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Great meeting with students from Theodore Roosevelt High School that were visiting the capitol as part of the... fb.me/8r2SYOOWS

Tune in to @PoliticsTonight as I give an update from Springfield with @PaulLisnek.

Enjoyed speaking to a group of high school students about critical funding for school based health clinics.#schoolhealthclinics #everthrive

With my fellow legislators on Alzheimer's awareness day, wearing purple. fb.me/5MxIWssmi

Congratulations to PEHS grad & my Alpha Brother Greg Kelley on his election as President of @SEIUhciimk! #proviso #seiuhciimk

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DeLuca Passes Homeowner Tax Relief Package In IL House enewspf.com/2017/04/24/del…

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Yesterday, I voted to protect a woman’s right to choose in Illinois. LIKE and SHARE if you will join me in... fb.me/6FnxzVVqn