Before the regular session ended on May 31st, State Representative Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago) and State Senator Heather Steans (D-Chicago) were able to legislation to decriminalize marijuana passed in both the Illinois House and Senate. This dubious bill (SB 2228) will soon be sent to Governor Bruce Rauner, who will then have 60 days to sign it into law or veto it.
Posted in Marijuana
Tagged Barbara Flynn Currie, Bruce Rauner, Carol Ammons, Christian Mitchell, Decriminalize, Don Harmon, Donne Trotter, Ed Sullivan, Emil Jones III, Heather Steans, Iris Martinez, Jacqueline Collins, Jason Barickman, Jehan Gordon-Booth, Karen McConnaughay, Kelly Cassidy, Linda Holmes, marijuana, Michael Noland, Michael Zalewski, Napoleon Harris, Pam Althoff, Patricia Van Pelt, SB 2288, Sonya Harper, Toi Hutchinson, Will Guzzardi
Illinoisans might think that state lawmakers elected to fix the mess they created would be drowning in real work with nary a moment to surface for air. Allow me to disabuse you of that quaint, naïve notion.
Our “progressive” lawmakers have found time—actually a fair amount of time—to write, assign to a committee, discuss, and now reassign to another committee a resolution the likes of which I’ve never seen.
“Progressives” have written a partisan resolution specifically to express their self-righteous disapproval of a law passed by citizens in two states halfway across the country. You heard that right. Our “progressive” …
The ERA claims to be a simple amendment that gives equal rights to women. In reality, the ERA will actually harm women, their families, and our society. The major problem with the ERA is its wording. It simply states "Equality of rights under law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State on account of sex." In essence, women are not being guaranteed equal rights; rather gender is being removed as a legal characteristic on which to base distinctions.
On Friday, May 17th, the bill to legalize marijuana as "medicine" was debated on the Illinois Senate floor and then passed by a vote of 35-21. This 200+ bill (HB 1) was sponsored by State Senator William Haine (D-Alton), and co-sponsored by Senators Linda Holmes (D-Aurora), Iris Martinez (D-Chicago), and William Delgado (D-Chicago).
Posted in Marriage/Family/Culture
Tagged Bill Cunningham, Darin LaHood, Dave Syverson, Iris Martinez, Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, Jim Oberweis, Julie Morrison, Klye McCarter, Linda Holmes, Napoleon Harris, Patrick Quinn, Tim Bivins, William Delgado