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Senate bill would block presidential candidates from ballot without release of tax returns Senate bill would block presidential candidates from ballot without release of tax returns

Senate bill would block presidential candidates from ballot without release of tax returns

A bill making its way through the Illinois Senate would prevent any presidential or vice-presidential candidate from appearing on state election ballots if they do not release their previous five years of tax return documents. The Executive Committee passed state Sen. Tony Munoz’s Senate Bill 145 on a 13-4 partisan-line vote Wednesday after a brief discussion as to whether the bill runs afoul of the U.S. Constitution.

State legislators aim to address rising maternal mortality rate State legislators aim to address rising maternal mortality rate

State legislators aim to address rising maternal mortality rate

Deaths among pregnant and recently pregnant women have been on the rise in the U.S. for more than a decade, and a group of state lawmakers has introduced legislation aimed at reversing this trend in Illinois. “We’ve done a great job (in the U.S.) focusing on the child, but when it comes to the mothers, we haven’t,” state Sen Cristina Castro (D-Elgin) said Wednesday.

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