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The Majority Report 04/26/15 - Confirm, Evict, Secure

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Bertino-Tarrant wants more accountability for the State Superintendent of Education

Bertino-Tarrant wants more accountability for the State Superintendent of EducationThough members of the State Board of Education has to be confirmed by the Senate, the State Superintendent of Education does not. Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) wants that to change.

"My legislation is about transparency and accountability," Bertino-Tarrant said. "A confirmation process would give the Senate an opportunity to learn about the qualifications, experience and philosophy of the state official making daily decisions about our local schools."

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Victims of domestic violence, people with disabilities, protected from eviction under Hutchinson plan

Victims of domestic violence, people with disabilities, protected from eviction under Hutchinson planVictims of domestic violence and individuals with disabilities will not have to worry about losing their homes if they contact authorities for help under a proposal that passed the Senate this week.

"The last thing a survivor of a traumatic assault or someone struggling with a disability needs to worry about is being evicted simply for calling the police for help," sponsor State Senator Toi Hutchinson (D - Chicago Heights) said.

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Biss shedding light on identity theft

Biss shedding light on identity theftCompanies today are collecting extraordinary amounts of sensitive data about consumers, and while we know that this data is being analyzed, utilized, and sold, we have no way of finding out whether it is being lost.

"Businesses collect an incredible amount of data about their customers, in complex and extremely sensitive ways," said state Senator Daniel Biss (D-Evanston), sponsor of legislation to secure data and require disclosure. "We are at risk of having personal information about our location, purchasing habits and health disclosed in harmful ways, so it's critical we take proactive steps to provide for disclosure and transparency about data breaches to protect our personal information."

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