Category: News

Working to End the Budget Impasse
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Working to End the Budget Impasse

Speaker Madigan recently requested a meeting with Gov. Rauner to discuss the desire of House Democrats to pass a full-year budget and bring the state budget impasse to a close. During the governor’s tenure, he and the Legislature have been able to come together to pass seven compromise budget bills when negotiations were allowed to...

June 10, 2017July 3, 2017by
Equal Pay for Equal Work
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Equal Pay for Equal Work

Equal Pay for Equal Work – HB 2462 Women deserve equal pay for equal work, and I will do everything in my power to end barriers to discrimination for working-class women. But in Illinois, women working full time are typically paid just 79 percent of what men are paid for doing the same job, and...

May 28, 2017July 3, 2017by
Protecting Women’s Reproductive Health
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Protecting Women’s Reproductive Health

Protecting Women’s Reproductive Health – HB 40 Reproductive health decisions should be made between women and their doctors, never by extreme politicians like Donald Trump. That is why I voted to repeal a dangerous and outdated provision in state law that would have automatically made abortion illegal in Illinois if Donald Trump and his allies...

May 10, 2017July 3, 2017by
Welcome to the neighborhood
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Welcome to the neighborhood

We have a new restaurant in the Belmont Craigin neighborhood! Welcome to Luna Llena Sports & Grill, located at 5247 W Belmont Ave, owned by Horacio Maldonado. Pictured are Representative Luis Arroyo, Alderman Milly Santiago, staff, friends, and neighbors that participated in the ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 24, 2017.

May 3, 2017July 3, 2017by
Charter Schools Limitations – HB3567
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Charter Schools Limitations – HB3567

State Representative Luis Arroyo participated in a news conference in support of HB3567 which was introduced by Representative Will Guzzardi. With State Senator Omar Aquino, Alderman Milly Santiago, Alderman Gilbert Villegas, along with parents and other community organizations that participated as well. This bill would block new charter schools from opening in Chicago while neighborhood schools are...

May 2, 2017July 3, 2017by
Education
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Education

Representative Arroyo had a very productive meeting with Karen Jennings Lewis, President of CTU and Maria Moreno, of the CTU Latino Caucus. We discussed education and the future of our children.

May 1, 2017July 3, 2017by
Responsibly Lowering the Cost of Workers Compensation
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Responsibly Lowering the Cost of Workers Compensation

Responsibly Lowering the Cost of Workers Compensation Gov. Bruce Rauner is pushing to further pad corporate profits by demanding changes to workers compensation that will jeopardize the economic security of workers hurt on the job through no fault of their own. I’m working for real reforms that reforms that help small and medium-sized employers save...

April 30, 2017July 3, 2017by
For Pro-Women Companies
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For Pro-Women Companies

Making Sure our Tax Dollars go towards Pro-Women Companies – HB 3539 Unfortunately, even today, women make roughly 79 cents on the dollar for every dollar a man makes. Employers should not let that wage gap persist, especially the large corporations that make billions in profits every year. That is why I voted for legislation...

April 30, 2017July 3, 2017by
Keeping Jobs in Illinois
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Keeping Jobs in Illinois

Tax Breaks for Companies that Keep Jobs in the State – HB 3538 Our tax dollars should go towards creating jobs here at home, not padding the profits of big foreign corporations. That is why I voted for House Bill 3538, which would end tax breaks and other taxpayer-funded deals for companies that ship local...

April 29, 2017July 3, 2017by
Putting Working Families Ahead of Insurance Companies
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Putting Working Families Ahead of Insurance Companies

Putting Working Families Ahead of Insurance Companies I’m fed up with politicians putting corporate profits ahead of the needs of our families. That’s why I’m fighting for strong state-level protections that stop massive insurance companies from gouging middle-class families and to ensure no one can be denied care because of their medical history, regardless of...

April 24, 2017July 3, 2017by
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