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Final tally: 591 bills signed, 8 vetoed by governor Final tally: 591 bills signed, 8 vetoed by governor

Final tally: 591 bills signed, 8 vetoed by governor

Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday signed the final three bills of the 599 sent to him by the Illinois General Assembly during the spring legislative session. Per the final tally, Pritzker signed 591 of the bills into law, while vetoing seven and sending one back to the General Assembly with an amendatory veto. The General Assembly will return in late October and early November to discuss new legislation and consider overriding any of the vetoes.
New Illinois laws take aim at high maternal death rates, racial disparities New Illinois laws take aim at high maternal death rates, racial disparities

New Illinois laws take aim at high maternal death rates, racial disparities

Illinois is taking steps to combat troubling maternal and infant mortality statistics after one lawmaker was moved to action by a series of reports which showcased the state’s and country’s maternal health shortcomings. Pregnancy-related complications kill more mothers in the U.S. than in any other developed country, and African-American mothers die at three to four times the rate...
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