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The Majority Report 06/21/15 - "These are times to work, to compromise, to get agreements."

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Cullerton discusses budget with Illinois media

Cullerton discusses budget with Illinois mediaIllinois Senate President John J. Cullerton sat down with several Illinois media outlets this week to explain his optimism that there will be a budget deal and his hope that the ugly politics of campaign season can be set aside now that the elections are over and people need to govern."These are times to work, to compromise, to get agreements," President Cullerton said.

WTTW: Watch Chicago Tonight video >

Crains: Cullerton says fixing Springfield's budget mess is 'very, very doable'

WUIS: Senate President Cullerton: Disappointed, Optimistic

WGN: Senate President John Cullerton: “I’m looking forward to cooperating with the Governor on getting this budget completed”

 


Seniors, low income would lose home energy assistance

Seniors, low income would lose home energy assistanceMore than 300,000 vulnerable Illinois households use LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) to assist them with energy costs. This includes seniors, disabled persons and low-income families.

Governor Bruce Rauner is proposing to eliminate the program July 1. Without that help, the state's most vulnerable face health and safety problems like heat stroke and hypothermia. Those with assistance who use electric medical equipment would be at great risk.

How does the State of Illinois benefit from funding this program?

LIHEAP losses >

 

 


Steans' legislation encourages young people to seek help when friends drink too much

Steans' legislation encourages young people to seek help when friends drink too muchState Senator Heather Steans (D-Chicago 7th) has secured passage of legislation that grants limited immunity from prosecution to a person who requests emergency medical assistance for a friend showing signs of alcohol poisoning.

"Alcohol poisoning is a leading cause of death for young people in Illinois, and I believe this legislation will save lives by encouraging underage drinkers to step forward and get help for their friends," said Steans. "It's an added incentive for people to act before a bad situation becomes much worse."

Immunity for safety >

 

 


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