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Minimum Wage Hike Supporters Seek Action During Veto Session

our colleagues in the House are also prepared to vote yes,” she said.

Gov. Pat Quinn has said he’d like to see the minimum wage hike approved before he leaves office in January; but Governor-elect Bruce Rauner has urged lawmakers not to act on the minimum wage before he takes office, and not without also approving pro-business measures, such as changes to the state’s workers’ compensation laws, tax reductions, and caps on non-compensatory damages awarded in lawsuits. 282 more words


Talking with IEA's Jim Reed about SB16.

IEA’s Government Relations chief, Jim Reed.

I had a conversation with IEA’s Government Relations director Jim Reed about the upcoming lame duck Illinois General Assembly session and SB16. 287 more words


Pamela Rodriguez Op-Ed in Daily Herald: Is Illinois Ready for Criminal Justice Reform?

In a guest opinion-editorial for the Daily Herald, TASC President Pamela Rodriguez discusses the timely and promising opportunities for criminal justice reform in Illinois. 92 more words

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Campus smoking ban continues stigma most smokers feel exists

By Ben Johnson

Staff Writer

Smokers are treated like second-class citizens in today’s society. It’s an opinion voiced by many smokers, but according to some nonsmokers, they deserve this designation. 402 more words