Posts Tagged “Legislature”

Welch Statement on Student Athlete Endorsement Act

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Welch Statement on Student Athlete Endorsement Act

Welch Statement on Student Athlete Endorsement Act State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch, D-Hillside, issued the following statement Wednesday after the Legislature adjourned the fall legislative session without the Senate passing House Bill 3904, the Student Athlete Endorsement Act: “I’m very disappointed that we were not able to get this reform that brings equity and fairness…

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Harper’s Anti-Hunger Bill Signed into Law

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Harper’s Anti-Hunger Bill Signed into Law

Harper’s Anti-Hunger Bill Signed into Law A measure to expand options for people experiencing food insecurity spearheaded by state Rep. Sonya Harper, D-Chicago, recently became law in Illinois. “Far too many Illinoisans don’t have a place to prepare, store or cook food in order to receive necessary sustenance,” State Rep. Sonya Harper said. “Unfortunately, overly-restrictive…

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Sandoval cosponsors legislation to legalize adult-use recreational cannabis in Illinois

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Sandoval cosponsors legislation to legalize adult-use recreational cannabis in Illinois

Sandoval cosponsors legislation to legalize adult-use recreational cannabis in Illinois Proposal includes provisions for expungement, equitable participation in the industry. The Illinois Senate on Thursday May 30, 2019 voted 38-17 to approve the legislation after about 40 minutes of debate. It must still pass the Illinois House. Recreational cannabis could soon be legal in Illinois under…

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Welch bill aims to guarantee Need-Based Higher Education grants for four years

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Welch bill aims to guarantee Need-Based Higher Education grants for four years

Welch bill aims to guarantee Need-Based Higher Education grants for four years To encourage more Illinois students to attend in-state colleges and universities, state Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch, D-Hillside, was the chief sponsor of legislation that stabilizes Monetary Award Program (MAP) grants and makes it easier for students to receive the grant for all four…

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Cindy Masover Announces Run for 58th House Seat

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Cindy Masover Announces Run for 58th House Seat

Cindy Masover Announces Run for 58th House Seat Cindy Masover has announced she will run for State Representative of the 58th District. An attorney, small business owner, and mother of two daughters from Highland Park, Cindy is uniquely positioned to represent the 58th District. “I have decided to run for State Representative to be an…

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Legislature joins Morrison push to repeal soda pop tax

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Legislature joins Morrison push to repeal soda pop tax

Legislature joins Morrison push to repeal soda pop tax Republican and Democratic legislators this week introduced legislation in Springfield to prohibit home rule governments from imposing taxes on the sale of sweetened drinks and soda pop as Cook County Commissioner Sean Morrison stepped up his campaign to repeal Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s 1 cent-per-ounce sales…

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