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Senator Laura Fine
Proudly Representing the 9th District
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Senator Laura Fine Jun 11
Today, ’s ’s summit brings together 100+ juvenile & criminal justice leaders—including policymakers, researchers, directly impacted people, judges, and advocates—to learn about emerging adult justice reform initiatives.
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Senator Laura Fine Jun 6
Replying to @SenatorFine
Elizabeth Clarke is the Director of the Juvenile Justice Initiative and Vincent Schiraldi is the Co-director of Justice Lab at Columbia University.
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Senator Laura Fine Jun 6
This week I spoke to along with Elizabeth Clarke and Vincent Schiraldi on the benefits of raising the age of misdemeanors in Illinois for our juveniles and the justice system.
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JJI Jun 6
Thank you , , and thank you for a thoughtful and inspirational discussion on lessons from Germany - why centering a justice system on principle of human dignity works.
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Senator Laura Fine Jun 5
Please join me, and Rep. Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz for two 90 minute End of Session Town Halls, where we'll discuss the accomplishments of the General Assembly this spring. Please click the link for more information. We hope to see you there!
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Senator Laura Fine Jun 2
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Senator Laura Fine Jun 2
Today, the Senate passed my bill expanding medicinal cannabis services. Many patients still rely on medicinal cannabis as part of their treatment, and Senate Bill 2023 will make it easier for them to obtain it.
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Senator Laura Fine May 31
My Senate colleagues and I passed a budget today that is balanced, fiscally responsible, and puts Illinois on a path toward stability.
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Senator Laura Fine May 31
Proudly voted in favor of tonight. I believe that reproductive rights are human rights and that it is our duty to defend those rights.
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Senator Laura Fine May 29
This legislation is the result of months of negotiations, includes protections for communities and employers, outlines a method for record expungement, and sets aside revenue for important areas such as mental health.
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Senator Laura Fine May 23
I passed House Bill 3482 today, because it's time for this task force to finally meet so we can address the growing concern of climate change and discuss options for moving toward renewable sources of energy.
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Senator Laura Fine May 23
House Bill 3097 passed out of the Senate today. We need to make sure that doctors prescribing medications have the most up to date information so that they can provide the best care possible to their patients.
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Senator Laura Fine May 22
House Bill 3483 passed the Senate today. It's a bill that helps give quicker updates to people who are on the waiting list for much needed developmental disability services.
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Senator Laura Fine May 22
I passed House Bill 253 through the Senate yesterday. Graduate and research assistants perform vital roles and should have the same employment rights as their colleagues. I urge to sign this bill to give GAs and RAs the dignity they deserve!
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Senator Laura Fine May 21
I passed House Bill 2854 out of the Senate today. It encourages local fire departments to offer hiring preference to firefighting apprentices, so that the practical experience gained during the apprenticeship can be put to good use.
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Senator Laura Fine May 21
Replying to @GovPritzker
This became the first of my bills to pass through both chambers of the General Assembly. The next stop is 's desk!
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Senator Laura Fine May 21
Today, House Bill 2287 passed the Senate. This bill extends the statute of limitations on certain cases of theft so that those who are under greater risk have more time to see justice delivered.
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Senator Laura Fine May 10
This week, I passed House Bill 3331 out of committee, which gives homelessness organizations the ability to help pay rents or mortgages. It will ease the burden on families who are struggling to make ends meet.
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Senator Laura Fine May 8
Today, I passed House Bill 253 out of committee, which allows graduate and research assistants to enjoy the rights of other employees, including the right to collectively bargain. GAs and RAs play a vital role in education and they deserve dignity, too.
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Senator Laura Fine May 7
Today was Tech Day at the Illinois Capitol, one of my favorite days of the year! The brightest minds from around the state come to Springfield and show off how they use technology in their classroom and remind legislators why education funding is so important.
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