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SB26: Medicaid Expansion Bill Passes Out of Senate and Moves to House.
- UPDATE: SB26 has been posted for Human Services Committee Hearing May 21st
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From The Alton Daily News:
Senate Committee Looks at Loopholes
By Nick Gale, 4/5/13
Rockford, IL– On April 3, Citizen Action/IL and IARA stood with local seniors at a press conference to demand Congress lift the prohibition on Medicare price negotiations. The press event was held at the historic Booker Washington Community Center in Rockford Illinois. The groups announced their support for Senator Rockefeller's legislation to allow negotiations, which could save Illinois close to $3 Billion over ten years. Also, they committed to keep the pressure on Congressional members in the area.
Labor Advocates Hold Hearing To Address Part-Time Workers' Economic Struggles
by Ellyn Fortino
Tuesday March 26th, 2013
Citizens Tell Senator Kirk: Stand Up for IL Families, Support Balanced Resolution to Budget Sequester
[Springfield, IL] – On Thursday, February 21, Citizen Action/Illinois joined with the Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans, Illinois AFL-CIO, the Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities, NAACP and Action NOW for a press conference outside the Springfield office of Senator Mark Kirk. Speakers highlighted the impact of $85 billion in across-the-board program cuts scheduled to take effect March 1 if Congress doesn’t resolve the debate over the budget sequester.
On March 18, Citizen Action/Illinois held the 8th Annual Senator Paul Simon/Senator Paul Wellstone Awards. CA/IL was proud to honor Michael Carrigan, President of the Illinois AFL-CIO with the Paul Simon Award and Karen Lewis, President of the Chicago Teachers Union with the Paul Wellstone Award for their leadership and dedication to fighting for working families.
From The News-Gazette:
Thu, 12/13/2012 - 5:14pm | Michael Kiser
Photo by John Dixon, The News-Gazette
Traditional holiday music had a political twist to it on Thursday at a local Congressman's office as lawmakers in Washington continue to try and reach a deal on the fiscal cliff.