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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.

Pritzker unveils tax calculator, calls for specific counterproposals to graduated tax plan Pritzker unveils tax calculator, calls for specific counterproposals to graduated tax plan

Pritzker unveils tax calculator, calls for specific counterproposals to graduated tax plan

Passage of a statewide graduated income tax structure isn’t possible until after November 2020, but Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker continued to stump for such a proposal Tuesday, announcing the launch of an online “fair tax calculator” at a Chicago news conference.

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