Tag Archives: Michael Zalewski

Give ‘Em an Inch and They’ll Take a Mile

You know the saying that is often meant for children, “Give ‘em an inch and they’ll take a mile.” Well, it also applies to liberal ‘big government’ activists and power-hungry lawmakers.
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Marijuana Decriminalization Puts Children and Families at Greater Risk

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.
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State Rep. Zalewski Files Bill to Legalize Internet Sports Gambling

House Bill 4323, introduced by State Representative Michael Zalewski (D-Riverside), creates the Fantasy Contests Act.  This proposal would legalize Internet Sports gambling for anyone 18 and older.  The language is very vague about the number of entries that could be submitted by a single player or how individuals could restrict themselves from entering a “fantasy contest”.  Violations of the Act would result in a civil penalty of no more than $1,000 for each violation.  (Read the bill HERE.)

State Rep. Zalewski’s  proposal comes a week after DraftKings and FanDuel hired lobbyists to represent their interests in Springfield. …

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