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Wednesday, December 12, 2018
A bill that changes the sunset date on previous legislation that involves the privatization of public water systems has passed in the Illinois House of Representatives.
Rep. Stephanie Kifowit (D-Aurora) apologized to Rep. Peter Breen (R-Lombard) for her comments on Nov. 27, when she said she wanted to give Breen and his family a broth of legionella.
A Senate bill that would have changed the sunset date on previous legislation involving the privatization of public water systems was removed from the record Nov. 15.
House Bill 597, designating April as Arab American Heritage Month, passed in the House of Representatives on Nov. 15, 99:0.
Republican lawmakers, including Reps. Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) and Rep. Margo McDermed (R-Mokena), recently held a press conference to rebuke what they call misleading advertisements by Democrats.
A recent Supreme Court ruling reverses the way public employees now join unions.
After the landmark decision in Janus v. AFSCME today, public sector employees no longer are required to opt out of unions they don't wish to participate in, but now must opt-in to become members.