From the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights: The Illinois Senate Executive Committee took an important step today toward making our state safer for immigrants and their families. The TRUST Act (SB-31J), filed by Senate President Cullerton, passed through the committee with 11 members voting in favor, five voting present, and no opposing votes. […]
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More exciting news, bill to raise the state of Illinois minimum wage to $15, HB 198, passed out of the House Labor and Commerce Committee and now waits for a vote on the Illinois House floor. From the Chicago Tribune: The House Labor and Commerce Committee voted 17 to 6 to recommend HB 198, which […]
On Wednesday, March 22, Brighton Park Neighborhood Council (BPNC), Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) and Grassroots Collaborative brought the People’s Agenda, a set of bills aimed at reinvesting in the People of Illinois, to the state capitol. On this trip to Springfield our main goal was to meet with Illinois House members and ask that they […]
On Thursday, March 23rd, the Illinois House Revenue Committee passed HB 3393 7 to 4. Part of the Illinois People’s Agenda Legislative Platform, HB 3393 would put a “privilege” tax on Wall Street Money Managers who exploit the federal carried interest tax loophole. Conservative estimates predict this tax would generate $473 million a year for the […]