Category: News From Springfield

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
Rep. Luis Arroyo – Our new website.
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Rep. Luis Arroyo – Our new website.

I’m pleased to announce the launch of our brand new website! After two months of hard work and dedication, we are delighted to officially announce the launch on July 17, 2017. www.reparroyo.com Please sign up for my Newsletter or like my Facebook page to stay up to date. My goal with this new website is...

July 17, 2017July 18, 2017by
Working to End the Budget Impasse
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Working to End the Budget Impasse

Speaker Madigan recently requested a meeting with Gov. Rauner to discuss the desire of House Democrats to pass a full-year budget and bring the state budget impasse to a close. During the governor’s tenure, he and the Legislature have been able to come together to pass seven compromise budget bills when negotiations were allowed to...

June 10, 2017July 18, 2017by
Equal Pay for Equal Work
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Equal Pay for Equal Work

Equal Pay for Equal Work – HB 2462 Women deserve equal pay for equal work, and I will do everything in my power to end barriers to discrimination for working-class women. But in Illinois, women working full time are typically paid just 79 percent of what men are paid for doing the same job, and...

May 28, 2017July 18, 2017by
Protecting Women’s Reproductive Health
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Protecting Women’s Reproductive Health

Protecting Women’s Reproductive Health – HB 40 Reproductive health decisions should be made between women and their doctors, never by extreme politicians like Donald Trump. That is why I voted to repeal a dangerous and outdated provision in state law that would have automatically made abortion illegal in Illinois if Donald Trump and his allies...

May 10, 2017July 18, 2017by
Metra breaks ground on Healy Station renovation project
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Metra breaks ground on Healy Station renovation project

State Representative Luis Arroyo, and Metra and Illinois officials gathered to kick off a $7.3 million renovation of the Healy Station on the Milwaukee North Line. The project calls for building new platforms, canopies, retaining walls and stairs, as well as installing LED lighting. Crews also will build new ramps and shelters with on-demand heat,...

May 8, 2017July 18, 2017by
Caring for seniors
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Caring for seniors

House Aging Committee Dear Neighbor: The House Aging Committee recently held a hearing to discuss proposed cuts that would strip care from nearly 40,000 elderly residents and place them in a new, untested program. Senior advocates, including AARP and the Illinois Association of Community Care Program Homecare Providers, have expressed concerns that this new program...

May 1, 2017July 18, 2017by
Responsibly Lowering the Cost of Workers Compensation
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Responsibly Lowering the Cost of Workers Compensation

Responsibly Lowering the Cost of Workers Compensation Gov. Bruce Rauner is pushing to further pad corporate profits by demanding changes to workers compensation that will jeopardize the economic security of workers hurt on the job through no fault of their own. I’m working for real reforms that reforms that help small and medium-sized employers save...

April 30, 2017July 18, 2017by
For Pro-Women Companies
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For Pro-Women Companies

Making Sure our Tax Dollars go towards Pro-Women Companies – HB 3539 Unfortunately, even today, women make roughly 79 cents on the dollar for every dollar a man makes. Employers should not let that wage gap persist, especially the large corporations that make billions in profits every year. That is why I voted for legislation...

April 30, 2017July 18, 2017by