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IL Senate Passes Illinois Trust Act

On Thursday, the Illinois Trust Act passed out of the Illinois Senate with a  31-21 vote. From Illinois Patch: The Illinois Senate passed a bill aimed at encouraging cooperation between undocumented immigrants and state law enforcement agencies while discouraging unwarranted cooperation between federal immigration. The Trust Act, sponsored by Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago), passed 31-21 […]

Illinois Dems Target Carried Interest Loophole

Legislation addressing the so-called “carried interest loophole” is gaining momentum in Illinois after the release of data finding the measure would generate $473 million for the cash-starved state. Grassroots Collaborative, a coalition of labor unions and human service organizations, April 19 touted passage of a new privilege tax on private equity firms, hedge funds and […]

TRUST Act Passes Senate Executive Committee

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. […]

Report Back: Lobbying Against Violence

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 […]

Carried Interest Loophole Bill Passes Out of Committee

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 […]

Bill Introduced to Close Corporate Loopholes and Raise $924 Million for IL

On March 10th, International Women’s Day, Representative Will Guzzardi introduced HB4004 to raise $924 million by closing nine corporate tax loopholes. Illinois’ backlog of unpaid bills has grown to $11 billion and the general fund’s deficit is now $9.5 billion. Budget cuts have a disproportionate impact on women — denying them opportunity to go to […]

Introducing the People’s Agenda Legislative Platform

On Wednesday, Grassroots Collaborative member organizations headed down to Springfield to refute Governor Rauner’s continued policy of disinvestment and call for a People’s Agenda that invests in the people of Illinois, keeps our communities safe, and generates the resources to rebuild. The People’s Agenda Legislative Platform Illinois needs investments in our people, measures to keep […]