Category: News From Springfield

Illinois sends National Guard Troops to Puerto Rico
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Illinois sends National Guard Troops to Puerto Rico

Illinois sends National Guard Troops to Puerto Rico Thanks to Governor Rauner for his commitment to helping our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico. The Illinois National Guard sent 156 policing National Guard Troops to Puerto Rico in response to a request by the Governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rossello. We sincerely thank our troops for...

November 5, 2017November 5, 2017by
Education Funding Reform 
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Education Funding Reform 

–  I voted for bipartisan compromise reform that puts us closer than ever to fixing Illinois’ broken school funding formula – one of the most unfair systems in the country. –  Instead of pursuing the governor’s path of pitting children and communities against each other, Democrats and Republicans sat down and came to an agreement...

August 30, 2017September 5, 2017by
Rep. Arroyo receives 100% “Environmental Champion” rating from the Illinois Environmental Council (IEC)
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Rep. Arroyo receives 100% “Environmental Champion” rating from the Illinois Environmental Council (IEC)

Rep. Arroyo receives 100% “Environmental Champion” rating from the Illinois Environmental Council (IEC)     Rep. Luis Arroyo is proud to receive the 100% “Environmental Champion” rating from the Illinois Environmental Council (IEC) for his voting record on behalf of environmental laws and policies. The Illinois Environmental Council Education Fund engages in education and outreach and provides...

August 24, 2017August 24, 2017by
There is no place for HATE in Illinois – HR0569
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There is no place for HATE in Illinois – HR0569

  THERE IS NO PLACE FOR HATE IN ILLINOIS The House of Representatives passed House Resolution HR0569 which Repudiates and condemns white supremacists, neo-Nazis, the Ku Klux Klan, and any other group that espouses hate and seeks to undermine the ideals of Illinois and the nation. Condemns the acts of violence in Charlottesville as domestic...

August 19, 2017August 21, 2017by
TRUST ACT  to become  law in  Illinois
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TRUST ACT to become law in Illinois

Trust Act I commend Gov. Rauner for committing to sign the TRUST Act (SB-31) a bill that I proudly co-sponsored and voted for in the IL House of Representatives. The TRUST Act creates a bright line between local police and federal immigration agents and under this bill, local police cannot comply with immigration detainers and...

August 8, 2017August 8, 2017by
Governor Rauner’s Senate Bill 1 Amendatory Veto – Update
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Governor Rauner’s Senate Bill 1 Amendatory Veto – Update

Governor Rauner’s Senate Bill 1 Amendatory Veto I’m fighting to make sure that every child receives the education they deserve no matter their zip code  – Governor Rauner’s veto of the education funding reform is an effort to pit one child against another as a way to benefit his wealthy school districts. In fact, many of...

August 8, 2017August 8, 2017by
Future Energy Jobs Act – FEJA
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Future Energy Jobs Act – FEJA

State Representative Luis Arroyo joined the Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA) Workforce Development Jobs Training Programs press conference to announce the six social service agencies that will receive funding to provide energy job training. The six agencies include the National Latino Education Institute (NLEI), Chicago Urban League, Austin People’s Action Center, ASPIRA, HACIA, and Chatham Business Association. They will develop training programs related to...

July 31, 2017August 5, 2017by
Why Gov. Rauner Must Sign SB1 – Education Funding Reform
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Why Gov. Rauner Must Sign SB1 – Education Funding Reform

Here are some great reasons why Governor Bruce Rauner must sign #SB1 Thank you for caring; Funding IL’s Future, Advance Illinois, Citizens For Education, Educators for Excellence, Illinois for Educational Equity, Gamaliel of Metro Chicago, Faith Coalition for the Common Good, Latino Policy Forum, Lulac of Illinois, LULAC, Quad County Urban League, Pilsen Neighbors Community Council, Illinois Vision 20/20, Springfield Urban League, Inc., Illinois Principals Association, Teach Plus, The Urban Muslim Minority Alliance (UMMA)...

July 27, 2017July 27, 2017by