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Melinda Bush
Illinois State Senator, 31st District
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Melinda Bush Apr 11
Today, I passed SB 1829, a measure to protect workers unanimously out of the Senate. I look forward to the House passing this bill and sending it to the governor. Workers across Illinois are waiting to be protected.
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IL Senate Democrats Apr 11
. commends the Department of Human Rights for their help in crafting legislation to protect those in the private sector from sexual harassment.
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Melinda Bush Apr 11
I’m so proud to stand with a bipartisan group of senators, advocates and business leaders to announce our legislation (SB1829) aimed at tackling sexual harassment in the private sector.
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IL Senate Democrats Apr 8
When asked by about whether communities are open to funding these needs, panelists say taxpayers and businesses are not opposed to taxation if it is going to specific needs such as road repairs.
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Melinda Bush Apr 1
Today is Illinois State Trooper Day. 3 IL State Troopers have died while on duty in 2019, including Trooper Gerald Ellis of Antioch. We all need to do better to keep each other safe. Slow down & move over for vehicles on the roadside. Don't drive distracted or under the influence
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Melinda Bush Apr 1
Tonight at 6:00, I'm hosting a town hall discussion on cannabis legalization in Illinois. This will be a great opportunity for constituents to ask questions and share ideas and concerns about potential legislation. See you tonight!
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Melinda Bush Mar 28
Elected women get the job done, which is why I and
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Melinda Bush Mar 27
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Melinda Bush Mar 26
Join me and this coming Monday, April 1 in Grayslake for a town hall discussion on cannabis legalization. This will be a great opportunity for constituents to ask questions and share thoughts on legalizing adult use of cannabis.
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Melinda Bush Mar 21
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IL Senate Democrats Mar 20
advances measures to protect employees and victims of sexual harassment
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Melinda Bush Mar 20
Yesterday, I passed 4 bills in committee that provide protections for employees and victims of sexual harassment and discrimination. These measures will provide victims with the legal protections they need to hold perpetrators accountable and seek justice.
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FOX 32 News Mar 19
Monarch butterflies are flying high again after several years in decline, according to a Texas A&M University researcher:
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Melinda Bush Mar 19
Congratulations to Round Lake Area School District #116 on officially breaking ground for your new athletic fields!
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Melinda Bush Mar 18
Seniors and low-income families needing help filing 2018 taxes can get free help in Illinois. There are locations in Antioch, Grayslake, Gurnee, Waukegan and Zion where you can get free help with your taxes. Click here to find the address closest to you:
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Sandra Hart Mar 15
This is an important article about the opioid epidemic and it's impact here in Lake County. If you haven't heard of fentanyl, you will. At the Live4Lali event...
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Melinda Bush Mar 14
Today, my resolution demanding test for ethylene oxide in Lake County passed out of committee. Residents need to know if the air they’re breathing is safe. They deserve to know if they’re at a higher risk for cancer, but right now they’re being left in the dark.
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Melinda Bush Mar 14
75% of severe mental health disorders manifest in young people, but it takes on average 8-10 years for a person to be properly diagnosed and treated. Early detection and treatment are critical and often determine whether a person is able to pursue an education or a career.
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IL Senate Democrats Mar 13
.: For far too long mental health wasn’t talked about. It takes on average 8-10 years to diagnose mental health illnesses.
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Melinda Bush Mar 13
When left untreated, mental illness can completely sideline a person, leaving them less likely to pursue an education or participate in the workforce. Requiring insurers to cover treatment for mental illnesses will save money in the long run & will help individuals stay on track.
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