The Majority Report 12/09/19 - Harris participates in National Day of Giving, Pritzker signs ethics, cannabis bills


Harris donates $2,500 to Rocky Clark Scholarship Fund

Rocky Clark Memorial Scholarship

SPRINGFIELD — State Senator Napoleon Harris III (D-Chicago) donated $2,500 to the Rocky Clark Memorial Scholarship Tuesday as part of the National Day of Giving.

"Schools across the state must continue to prioritize the education and well-being of students with intellectual and developmental disabilities,” Harris said. “South Suburban College is doing an amazing job to provide resources to promote equity for students with disabilities, and I am pleased to support this cause.”

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Pritzker signs Steans' tweaks to new cannabis law

Gov. Pritzker

CHICAGO — State Senator Heather A. Steans (D-Chicago) stood alongside Gov. JB Pritzer as he signed her bill that finalizes and clarifies certain parts of the new cannabis bill, just a month before cannabis cultivation and sale becomes legal.

“When we embarked on the long road to legalization of adult-use cannabis, we set out not just to end bad drug policy and lay the groundwork for opportunity in a new industry,” Steans said. “We also sought ways to make amends for how drug enforcement has ravaged communities. As we stand poised for legalization on Jan. 1, I want to thank everyone who worked tirelessly to make this legislation a reality, and I want to remind all of us that to ensure we see justice, we must listen to the community and respond to their concerns swiftly.”

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Murphy pushes to increase lobbying transparency Sen. Laura Murphy

SPRINGFIELD — Lobbyists are now required to disclose more information regarding their clients and relationships to local government units under new legislation co-sponsored by State Senator Laura Murphy (D-Des Plaines).

“It’s clear that we need to introduce larger reforms to change the way elected officials do business,” said Murphy, who served as chief co-sponsor of the legislation in the Senate. “Increasing lobbying transparency is just a start—there’s much more still to do.”

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