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August 5, 2016

Morrison: Governor’s veto hurts seniors and people with disabilities

DEERFIELD, IL – State Senator Julie Morrison, Chair of the Illinois General Assembly’s Special Needs caucus, expressed frustration over Governor Rauner’s veto of legislation (HB4351) that would have protected seniors and people with disabilities. The bill legislatively kept the determination of need (DON) score threshold low. The DON score determines how much state aid seniors and individual with disabilities can …

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July 20, 2016

Morrison disappointed by Circuit Court decision on Independent Maps Initiative

DEERFIELD – Senator Julie Morrison expressed her disappointment in today’s Cook County Circuit Court ruling that the Independent Maps initiative did not meet the constitutional requirements for a referendum question in November. This grass roots effort was signed by over 500,000 Illinois Residents. “There needs to be a change,” said Senator Julie Morrison. “The status quo, having elected officials draw …

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