June 22, 2018

State’s New Budget Good News For Schools, Local Municipalities

“Our budget reflects the values of our state. It increases investment in public education and early childhood services. It protects vital funding for programs serving individuals with disabilities. It makes reasonable cuts to increase efficiencies and — most importantly — it is balanced, bipartisan and does not contain any tax increases,” State Sen. Julie Morrison said. Journal & Topics

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June 22, 2018

Metra Favors Added Continuous Rail Through Glenview, Northern Suburbs

State Sens. Daniel Biss and Julie Morrison (D-29th) filed legislation (Senate Resolution 1746) citing the Amtrak Hiawatha project and calling for a full environmental impact statement and study of freight impacts on communities where new tracks might be built. The resolution calls for national freight traffic routed through the Chicago area to find alternatives. Journal & Topics

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June 22, 2018

Sexual Assault Nurses Needed Stat

The Illinois Health and Hospital Association is balking at the Jan. 1, 2021, deadline. So Senate sponsor Julie Morrison, D-Deerfield, offered 2022. A floor vote could come as soon as Tuesday. The Chicago Tribune

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