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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May 16, 2018

Morrison talks tax deductions, redistricting at town hall

Legislation that would allow Illinois taxpayers to deduct more of their state and local taxes on their federal income returns is working its way through the State Senate after it cruised through the Illinois House of Representatives April 18. The State and Local Tax Deduction Act was one of several issues state Sen. Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield) discussed with constituents during …

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April 21, 2018

Senate introduces bills to fast-track bump stock ban

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) — Bump stocks are back up for debate in the General Assembly after the original bill hit a road block. House Bill 1467, which would ban bump stocks and trigger cranks, already passed both chambers. The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, isn’t happy about an amendment made in the Senate. Moylan said the changes water …

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April 21, 2018

Remap proponents trying to get issue before voters, but it’s not looking good

Proponents of changing the way Illinois draws political maps had their moment Wednesday, but they appear no closer to getting the issue before voters. Proposed constitutional amendments have been introduced in both the House and Senate that would take the remapping process away from politicians and put it in the hands of an independent commission. Senate leaders allowed proponents of …

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