Posts Tagged “Illinois General Assembly”

Harper Overrides Rauner’s Veto of Urban Agriculture Zones Bill

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Harper Overrides Rauner’s Veto of Urban Agriculture Zones Bill

Harper Overrides Rauner’s Veto of Urban Agriculture Zones Bill State Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, helped override the governor’s veto of her legislation that creates local urban agricultural zones across communities in Illinois to help residents grow their own produce. “I have been fighting for access to healthy food options and to expand urban agriculture on…

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Villanueva named successor to Tabares in 21st Illinois House District

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Villanueva named successor to Tabares in 21st Illinois House District

Villanueva named successor to Tabares in 21st Illinois House District Community activist Celina Villanueva was named Monday night as the new State Representative for the 21st Illinois House district to fill the vacancy created when State Rep. Silvana Tabares who resigned to accept appointment as alderman of Chicago’s 23rd Ward. Villanueva, a youth engagement activist…

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Activists Vow to Continue Fight Against Illinois Voter Suppression

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Activists Vow to Continue Fight Against Illinois Voter Suppression

Activists Vow to Continue Fight Against Illinois Voter Suppression Governor’s Veto Yet Another Reminder: Elections Matter Attention is now focused on the November elections and future legislation to secure elections and fight voter suppression, after Governor Rauner’s veto of SB 2273. The bill would have modified existing law to stop Illinois from sharing voter data…

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Graduated state income tax for Illinois makes sense

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Graduated state income tax for Illinois makes sense

State Rep. Lou Lang has proposed a brilliant and fair plan to help the state of Illinois dig itself out of its multi-billion dollar debt. Change the state’s fixed income tax rate for everyone and replace it with a scaled tax that actually reduces the state tax for most taxpayers, those earning under $200,000, and…

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