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IL - SB0009
Passed Senate

$5.4 tax hike

Would increase the personal income tax rate by 32 percent to 4.95 percent from 3.75 percent. Would increase the corporate income tax 33 percent to 7 percent from 5.25 percent. Would impose a statewide penny-per-ounce tax on bottled sugar-sweetened beverages, syrups or powders sold or offered for sale to a retailer for sale to a consumer.
Introduced on Jan 12, 2017
IL - SB0001
Sent to Governor

Education funding

Would force Illinois taxpayers to give Chicago Public Schools a $215 million bailout each year, on top of $250 million extra in block grants no other district gets. The bill also would implement a failed education-funding plan that could eventually cost $3.5 billion to $6 billion a year in additional taxpayer funding.
Introduced on Jan 11, 2017
IL - HB2373
Passed Senate

Expanding record sealing

Would expand record sealing eligibility, allowing ex-offenders with previous nonviolent, nonsexual felony convictions to apply to have their records sealed from most viewers, except for law enforcement agencies and employers in sensitive fields such as schools and financial institutions. Nearly 50 percent of ex-offenders in Illinois are back in prison within three years – but...
February 3, 2017
Introduced

Aldermanic Power

A group of 17 aldermen led by Ald. Gregory Mitchell, 7th Ward, introduced legislation to give aldermen oversight on the issuance of licenses. This legislation will force business owners to wait up to 20 additional days while the local alderman declares support or opposition for every city license. Do you support giving aldermen more control...
IL - SB0989
Did not pass

No budget, no pay for Illinois lawmakers

Would prioritize other state spending obligations over lawmaker pay. Amendment No. 1 would allow greater discretion for issuing salary payments to members of the General Assembly. Monthly payments to lawmakers and executive branch officers may be delayed if there are insufficient funds in the state’s general revenue fund to pay all other obligations “within 90...
Introduced Mar 23, 2017
Introduced

Support expanding food trucks in Chicago

The legislation would loosen restrictions on food trucks by allowing them to operate on private property with permission. This legislation would also allow trucks to operate for four hours instead of the current two-hour limit, and would permit trucks to operate within 200 feet of a restaurant provided this occurs outside of the restaurant’s listed operating...