[This piece was written by Organization member Ryley Bruun] Background The Illinois General Assembly this spring passed S.B. 1, which will raise minimum wage in the state of Illinois from $8.25 an hour to $9.25 beginning January 1, 2020 and then to $10 on July 1, 2020. From there on, every January 1st would be … Continue reading POLICY BRIEF: S.B. 1: Minimum Wage Increase for the State of Illinois
[This piece was written by Organization member Sara Meeks] The US has been slowly on the journey to legalizing recreational use of cannabis at a state level with Colorado and Washington being the first to pass such legislation in 2012. Since then, recreational cannabis has been legalized in a total of 10 states and the District … Continue reading POLICY BRIEF: House Bill 1438, Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act
On June 25, 2019, Gov. J.B. Pritker signed the RISE Act into law, with authorizes certain protections to undocumented immigrants, especially undocumented children. Brookfield Dems members Brad and Doreen DeZur attended the signing. Check out the pics below!
The 2019 Spring Legislative Session officially concluded Sunday, June 2. Here are highlights from the successful bulk of reforms: Passed progressive income tax amendment to be put on the 2020 ballot. Passage of referendum in 2020 will create a graduated income tax structure in which single and joint earners earning at or above $250,000 will … Continue reading 2019 Legislative Session Review