Posts Tagged “Springfield”

Republican legislators criticize Pritzker Gas Tax

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Republican legislators criticize Pritzker Gas Tax

Republican legislators criticize Pritzker Gas Tax  Governor Pritzker’s doubling of the Illinois Gasoline Tax causes damage to Illinois economy coalition of Republican legislators argue in an Op-Ed commentary By Republican State Representatives Transportation is a vital part of the Illinois economy. When it comes to Interstate highways, Illinois has the third most Interstates in the…

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Speaker details actions taken to address sexual harassment

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Speaker details actions taken to address sexual harassment

Speaker details actions taken to address sexual harassment In February 2018, the Office of the Speaker released a summary of past complaints of discrimination and harassment. That document included descriptions of two allegations involving Travis Shea. Both women were consulted prior to the release and requested confidentiality. To date, neither has given permission to disclose…

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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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Protestors block 30 cent gasoline tax hike

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Protestors block 30 cent gasoline tax hike

Protestors block 30 cent gasoline tax hike Illinois taxpayers defeated the plan of downstate and Cook County Democrats to give the state of Illinois the highest gasoline tax in the country during the Illinois 100th General Assembly lame duck session. The Democrat mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emmanuel, showing how out-of-touch he was with taxpayers, had…

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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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Basham, Madigan bolster Human Resource staffing to change “Capitol Culture”

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Basham, Madigan bolster Human Resource staffing to change “Capitol Culture”

Basham, Madigan bolster Human Resource staffing to change “Capitol Culture” House Speaker Michael J. Madigan and new chief of staff Jessica Basham announced they will begin conducting a thorough search to hire a human resources director and an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action officer to promote a fair, equitable, and unbiased work environment for the 200…

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