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Wage-theft bill sparks debate about ‘repeated’ offenders Wage-theft bill sparks debate about ‘repeated’ offenders

Wage-theft bill sparks debate about ‘repeated’ offenders

Proposed by Chicago Democratic Rep. Celina Villanueva, the House-approved measure enhances current penalties against companies convicted of wage theft — each day an employee’s paycheck is withheld would now be a separate felony offense instead of a misdemeanor.

Progressive Caucus rolls out mid-session policy endorsements Progressive Caucus rolls out mid-session policy endorsements

Progressive Caucus rolls out mid-session policy endorsements

Members of a liberal House caucus announced their first set of bill endorsements Thursday, including measures targeting potential immigrant detention centers and homelessness. The Progressive Caucus, formed about a month ago, is supporting 10 measures so far this session, with another such announcement to come later this session, co-chair Rep. Will Guzzardi, a Chicago Democrat, said.

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