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  • Martinez: We should protect benefits for child care workers, not take them away

    Martinez Senate bill 2536 OverrideSPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Senate voted to override the governor’s veto of legislation that would have protected health care benefits for child care providers.

    Majority Caucus Whip Iris Y. Martinez (D-Chicago) sponsored the measure to prevent the governor from harming the state’s child care system.

    “Our child care workers are some of the most important employees we have in Illinois,” Martinez said. “They care for our children, and it’s important that we invest in their success, treat them fairly and ensure they get the health care they need and deserve.”

  • Martinez: Governor failed to protect child care workers

    martinez 42016SPRINGFIELD — In an effort to ensure Gov. Bruce Rauner doesn’t further damage the state’s child care system, Majority Caucus Whip Iris Y. Martinez (D-Chicago) passed legislation to the governor’s desk that protects health care benefits for home child care providers.

    Today, the governor vetoed this measure.

    “I am frustrated, but not surprised, that the governor doesn’t want to safeguard benefits of child care workers,” Martinez said. “The employees who serve our children and families deserve to have their health care benefits protected.”

  • Senators Biss, Martinez, Raoul join SEIU to invest in Illinois families

    biss martinez raoulSPRINGFIELD — State senators Daniel Biss (D-Evanston), Iris Y. Martinez (D-Chicago) and Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago) announced today that they will be working with the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) on a legislative agenda designed to protect children, working parents and seniors.

    “At a time when working families are being attacked by the governor’s policies, it’s important to find ways to strengthen our state’s child care and home health care programs,” said Martinez, who is sponsoring Senate Bill 2536, which would safeguard existing health insurance for child care providers and ensure they receive appropriate training.