Posts Tagged “Illinois House”

Legislative leaders release report on sexual harassment

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Legislative leaders release report on sexual harassment

Legislative leaders release report on sexual harassment Legislative leaders release statements detailing steps to be taken in response to allegations of sexual harassment. Statements released by Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan, former legislator Barbara Flynn Curry, and Sara Wojcicki Jimenez, the chair and the minority spokesperson of the 100th General Assembly’s Illinois House Task Force on…

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Madigan applauds new leadership in Illinois House

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Madigan applauds new leadership in Illinois House

Madigan applauds new leadership in Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan released the following statement on the election of new leadership in the Illinois House in Springfield: “This selection of additional House Democratic leadership team members continues our caucus’ efforts to build a legislature that truly reflects the diversity of our state and prepares us to…

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Legislative updates: reps sworn in to new terms

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Legislative updates: reps sworn in to new terms

Legislative updates: reps sworn in to new terms Illinois Representative Michael J. Madigan was elected to another term as Speaker of the Illinois House. Read releases from other legislators below including: Fran Hurley, Emanuel “Chris” Welch, Elizabeth “Lisa” Hernandez, Sonya Harper, and Camille Y. Lilly. Hurley to Fight for First Responders, Property Tax Relief in…

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Law to improve internet access for seniors passed and signed

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Law to improve internet access for seniors passed and signed

Law to improve internet access for seniors passed and signed Gov. Bruce Rauner signed bills today to increase Illinois seniors’ access to high-speed internet and provide more convenience with permanent identification cards. House Bill 5752 creates the Broadband Advisory Council to explore ways to expand broadband access, often called high-speed internet, throughout the state, including…

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Rick Lesser Slated as Candidate in 58th Illinois House District

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Rick Lesser Slated as Candidate in 58th Illinois House District

Rick Lesser Slated as Candidate in 58th Illinois House District “We need everyday people to fix Illinois for the sake of our children and grandchildren.” Rick Lesser, a successful small business owner and one of the leading estate planning attorneys in Illinois, announced his candidacy today for Illinois State Representative in the 58th District. Lesser was slated…

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Governor vetos bill that would restrict interstate voting checks

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Governor vetos bill that would restrict interstate voting checks

Governor vetos bill that would restrict interstate voting checks Veto of Bill No.: SB 2273. Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner released the following statement in vetoing SB 2273 which would prohibit interstate checking of voter registration Today I veto Senate Bill 2273 from the 100th General Assembly, which would limit the State of Illinois to participation in…

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Former Federal Prosecutor to lead independent probe of legislator conduct

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Former Federal Prosecutor to lead independent probe of legislator conduct

Former Federal Prosecutor to lead independent probe of legislator conduct Former Federal Prosecutor and Executive Inspector General Maggie Hickey to Lead Independent Investigation of the Illinois House of Representatives and charges of  workpalce harassment and legislative conduct House Speaker Michael J. Madigan announced today that Maggie Hickey, a former federal prosecutor and former inspector general for…

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Madigan, House Democrats urge Fair Tax to ease Burden on Middle Class

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Madigan, House Democrats urge Fair Tax to ease Burden on Middle Class

Madigan, House Democrats urge Fair Tax to ease Burden on Middle Class Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan, House Democrats and advocates for the middle class are calling out Gov. Bruce Rauner and Republicans for refusing to consider fair tax reform that would provide relief for the middle class while making the ultra-wealthy pay their fair…

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House Democrats Pass Sweeping Gun Safety Measures, Answering Nationwide Call from Student Activists

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House Democrats Pass Sweeping Gun Safety Measures, Answering Nationwide Call from Student Activists

House Democrats pass sweeping Gun Safety Measures, answering nationwide call from student activists Responding to a nationwide call from students and parents for immediate action on gun safety in the wake of another tragic mass shooting, Illinois House Democrats passed critical legislation reducing access to assault rifles, banning the sale of ‘bump stock’ modifications, and…

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Illinois Democrats push bill to combat sexual harassment

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Illinois Democrats push bill to combat sexual harassment

Illinois Democrats push bill to combat sexual harassment House Democrats Advance Measures to Combat Harassment, Commit to Continuing Effort to Change Culture As part of an ongoing effort to change the culture at the State Capitol and beyond, Speaker Michael J. Madigan and House Democrats are advancing a series of measures to further crack down…

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Legislature takes steps to crackdown on sexual harassment

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Legislature takes steps to crackdown on sexual harassment

Legislature takes steps to crackdown on sexual harassment Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan releases statement detailing steps to be taken by the Illinois House of Representatives on sexual harassment issues Statement from Speaker Madigan SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – House Speaker Michael J. Madigan issued the following statement Tuesday “Sexual harassment is unacceptable in any workplace….

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