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CAPITOL BRIEFS: Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 CAPITOL BRIEFS: Monday, Feb. 4, 2019

CAPITOL BRIEFS: Monday, Feb. 4, 2019

On Friday, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin’s office announced legislation to reduce the “monopoly period” of expensive pharmaceuticals when their prices suddenly spike. When new drugs are approved, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration agrees not to review – and therefore approve – cheaper, generic alternatives for a period of five to 12 years.

Group again proposes removing lawmakers from redistricting Group again proposes removing lawmakers from redistricting

Group again proposes removing lawmakers from redistricting

One coalition of interest groups proposes no longer allowing politicians to decide the boundaries of districts in Illinois. Instead, those decisions would be made by a commission that “demographically, politically and geographically” represents the prairie state.

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