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Senator Heather Steans
Senator Heather Steans represents all or part of Andersonville, Bowmanville, Edgewater, Evanston, Lincoln Square, Ravenswood, Rogers Park and Uptown.
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Senator Heather Steans Mar 14
My legislation requiring a plan to make Illinois' energy sector carbon-free by 2030 passed the Senate Environment and Conservation Committee today. Read more here:
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Senator Heather Steans Mar 9
Don’t forget to turn your clocks forward one hour this weekend. The time officially changes Sunday, March 10, 2:00 am.
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Senator Heather Steans Mar 7
Thanks again to Steve Moore and activists from for joining me yesterday to discuss best practices in preventing suicide deaths.
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Senator Heather Steans Mar 6
Replying to @afspnational
Read more about my legislation to update our state's suicide prevention strategy here:
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Senator Heather Steans Mar 6
Suicide is the 11th leading cause of death in Illinois, and it is preventable. Thank you to Steve Moore and for their dedication and for working with me to draft legislation creating the Office of Suicide Prevention.
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Senator Heather Steans Mar 1
A new study shows that demand for legal cannabis in Illinois could far exceed our existing ability to supply - meaning we will have to work to expand the industry and ensure equity in access for minority communities. Read more about the study here:
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Senator Heather Steans Feb 20
Governor Pritzker's proposed budget is a realistic starting point that does not decimate vital human services.
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Senator Heather Steans Feb 20
Replying to @SenatorSteans
I look forward to working with the administration and my colleagues in the Senate over the next few months to develop a budget that significantly moves Illinois toward a solution that achieves financial certainty and builds trust that Illinois is back on the right track.
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Senator Heather Steans Feb 20
Replying to @SenatorSteans
Illinois continues to face structural budget challenges and I am encouraged that Governor Pritzker is addressing them head on.
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Senator Heather Steans Feb 20
Having the governor propose a balanced budget is a positive step toward restoring stability to our state and ensuring long-term functionality within our government.
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Senator Heather Steans Feb 14
The House has passed Senate Bill 1. If the governor signs it into law, the minimum wage in Illinois will be $15 by 2025.
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Senator Heather Steans Feb 7
The current, insufficient minimum wage disproportionately impacts groups like women, minorities and senior citizens. Raising the minimum wage is an important component in closing the wage gap. Read my full statement here:
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Senator Heather Steans Feb 6
Thank you to Fair Economy Illinois for inviting me to speak today on my legislation aiming to cut down on offshore tax havens for corporations in Illinois.
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IL Senate Democrats Feb 6
. and are in the Blue Room for a press conference with Fair Economy Illinois, as the group lays out its legislative agenda for the 101st General Assembly.
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Senator Heather Steans Feb 1
Cardiovascular diseases continue to be a woman’s greatest health threat, claiming the lives of 1 in 3 women. Learn more about how to raise awareness at .
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Senator Heather Steans Jan 29
The National Weather Service indicates wind chills could reach -55 in northern Illinois. Click here for a list of warming centers in our state, listed by county:
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IL Senate Democrats Jan 28
A standing-room-only crowd has turned out tonight to learn about a plan to legalize adult-use cannabis in Illinois. Sponsored by ⁦⁩, the event features ⁦⁩ and Rep. Kelly Cassidy.
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Senator Heather Steans Jan 28
Glad to be joining and Sen. to discuss proposed legislation to legalize adult-use cannabis in Illinois. Standing room only for this important topic!
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Senator Heather Steans Jan 24
Thank you, for your support as we work to address the disproportionate harm prohibition caused to minority communities by legalizing adult-use cannabis. Read my full statement here:
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Senator Heather Steans Jan 23
If you are in the Springfield area, please join me, and Sen. a discussion on legislation legalizing adult-use cannabis next Monday, Jan. 28, from 6:30-8 at Lincoln Library, 326 S 7th St., Springfield.
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