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Associated Press
August 28, 2019 - 3:59 pm
Among the laws that were taking effect Wednesday were ones affecting car inspections and prison sentences for nonviolent offenders.
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springfield, illinois capitol building
August 19, 2019 - 12:46 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a law allowing Illinois to take its own action to slow climate change. The Democrat approved legislation this week that repeals the Kyoto Protocol Act of 1998. It limited state action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The U.S. withdrew from...
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August 12, 2019 - 12:05 pm
(KFTK) — Historical contributions by members of the LGBTQ community will now be included in public school curriculum in Illinois. Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a bill requiring the inclusion into law over the weekend. The new law ensures that students in Illinois public schools will learn about the...
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Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley
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August 05, 2019 - 2:49 pm
ST. LOUIS (KFTK) — Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley introduced legislation last week that would place limits on "addictive features" of social media. The Social Media Addiction Reduction Technology (SMART) Act proposes to ban aspects of social media such as infinite scrolling, autoplay and...
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August 01, 2019 - 10:45 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois workers will no longer have to disclose their salary history to employers under a new state law. Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday signed a law barring employers from asking job applicants how much they made in previous jobs. Illinois lawmakers passed two previous versions of...
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AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
July 29, 2019 - 10:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday signed a bill ensuring that a victims’ compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. Appearing in the Rose Garden with more than 60 first responders from the 2001 terrorist attacks, Trump sent into law an extension of...
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JB Pritzker signing bills into laws
Tina Sfondeles/Chicago Sun-Times via AP
July 24, 2019 - 11:33 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed two laws aimed at protecting young immigrants in Illinois, including those whose parents are deported. One law extends the time a child can have a short-term guardian if their parents are detained or deported by federal immigration authorities. The law...
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any gender bathroom
AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File
July 23, 2019 - 4:16 pm
By JONATHAN DREW Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge approved a legal settlement Tuesday affirming transgender people's right to use restrooms matching their gender identity in many North Carolina public buildings. The consent decree between the state's Democratic governor and...
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illinois planned parenthood
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May 28, 2019 - 4:31 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP/KFTK) — The Illinois House has endorsed expanded abortion protections as a half-dozen other states strive to restrict the procedure. Chicago Democratic Rep. Kelly Cassidy’s Reproductive Health Act, SB25 , was approved 64-50 Monday. It rescinds 45-year-old regulations on...
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Missouri Gov. Mike Parson
AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File
May 24, 2019 - 10:33 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP/KFTK) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Friday signed a bill that bans abortions on or beyond the eighth weeks of pregnancy without exceptions for cases of rape or incest, making it among the most restrictive abortion policies in the nation. Under the law that comes into force...
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