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Coal ash removal bill heads to governor Coal ash removal bill heads to governor

Coal ash removal bill heads to governor

A bill aiming to ensure safe closure of toxic coal ash pits and financial protections for taxpayers should the pits cause environmental disaster is on its way to the governor. Senate Bill 9 passed the Illinois House on Monday, 18 days after passing the Senate. “This bill will set the parameters of how coal ash will be handled in the state of Illinois,” Democratic Rep. Carol Ammons of Urbana said.
Property tax task force, relief fund bills pass House committee Property tax task force, relief fund bills pass House committee

Property tax task force, relief fund bills pass House committee

A pair of measures aimed at addressing high property taxes in the state passed committee Tuesday, one day after being touted by Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker upon passage of a graduated income tax constitutional amendment. Those measures will create a property tax relief fund and a property tax task force.
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