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Bill phasing out ethylene oxide in densely populated areas fails in committee Bill phasing out ethylene oxide in densely populated areas fails in committee

Bill phasing out ethylene oxide in densely populated areas fails in committee

A bill that would phase out the use of ethylene oxide except in sparsely populated areas of the state is headed back to the negotiating table after failing in a Senate committee Wednesday. Ethylene oxide is a gas used in manufacturing and sterilization processes. It is designated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as carcinogenic.

Latest ethics proposals focus on State Board of Elections Latest ethics proposals focus on State Board of Elections

Latest ethics proposals focus on State Board of Elections

Republican lawmakers added to their pile of recently-filed ethics legislation Wednesday, promoting two bills aimed at limiting conflicts of interest on the Illinois State Board of Elections. Sen. Dan McConchie unveiled Senate Bill 2300 during a Statehouse news conference. It would prohibit a member of the State Board of Elections from contributing to or being an officer of a state or federal...
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