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    • Gambling Expansion Territorial Concerns - Alton Daily News April 20, 2014
      Alton Daily NewsGambling Expansion Territorial ConcernsAlton Daily NewsThe sponsor of the last gambling expansion bill isn't convinced the newest effort will work. State Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie) has been a longtime backer of building more casinos in Illinois, though his efforts never made it past the governor's desk. The ...
    • Illinois medical marijuana: $100 for patient card - Northwest Herald April 18, 2014
      Northwest HeraldIllinois medical marijuana: $100 for patient cardNorthwest Herald"I'm happy to see that they have changed the provision," said Rep. Lou Lang, a Skokie Democrat, who sponsored the medical cannabis legislation and sits on the committee that will vote on the rules. "I did ask them to remove it. I'm not the only person .. […]
    • Investigator wants tougher legislative ethics laws - Fort Worth Star Telegram April 18, 2014
      Investigator wants tougher legislative ethics lawsFort Worth Star TelegramLou Lang, a Skokie Democrat and a House deputy majority leader, said he had not studied Homer's letter but also questioned whether the rules would have the desired effect. "Everything that happens in government and everything uttered and every request ...
    • Senate set to review Fine's bill on cyber bullying - Evanston Review April 18, 2014
      Senate set to review Fine's bill on cyber bullyingEvanston ReviewThe Illinois House of Representatives has passed legislation to help protect children from cyber bullying. Authored by Rep. Laura Fine, House Bill 4207 expands the definition of bullying to include cyber bullying that occurs outside of school and on ...and more »
    • Proposed Rules for Medical Marijuana Pilot Program Filed - WIFR April 18, 2014
      Proposed Rules for Medical Marijuana Pilot Program FiledWIFRLou Lang (D-Skokie), who sponsored the legislation. “I am pleased with the direction we are going.” The following changes have been incorporated into the proposed rules filed today. Cultivation Centers>/b> • While the Act calls for one cultivation ...
    • Illinois medical marijuana rules drop gun language - Dekalb Daily Chronicle April 18, 2014
      Illinois medical marijuana rules drop gun languageDekalb Daily ChronicleBoth patients and caregivers would have been required to certify their understanding of the conflict between gun ownership and medical marijuana use. The wording stemmed from an interpretation of federal law. State Rep. Lou Lang, a Skokie Democrat, ...
    • 'Epidemic' of heroin addiction facing state, house committee hears - Chicago Daily Herald April 17, 2014
      'Epidemic' of heroin addiction facing state, house committee hearsChicago Daily HeraldDan Brady, David Harris, Lou Lang, Michelle Mussman and Mike McAuliffe -- attended the hearing, and said the testimony would be passed on to the rest of their committee. Advertisement. This was the second of four meetings being held around Illinois to ...
    • Illinois drops plans to ban medical marijuana patients from owning guns - RT April 18, 2014
      Illinois drops plans to ban medical marijuana patients from owning gunsRT“I'm happy to see that they have changed the provision,” added State Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie). “I did ask them to remove it. I'm not the only person who did.” Nevertheless, marijuana is still considered a Schedule 1 controlled substance as far as the ...
    • Proposed Rules for Illinois Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot ... - eNews Park Forest April 18, 2014
      Proposed Rules for Illinois Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot ...eNews Park Forest“I applaud all four state agencies for their hard work in creating draft rules that form the basis for the best medical marijuana system in America,” said Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie), who sponsored the legislation. “I am pleased with the direction we are ...
    • Odds may finally favor a Chicago casino — if Madigan is dealing: Brown - Chicago Sun-Times April 17, 2014
      SFGateOdds may finally favor a Chicago casino — if Madigan is dealing: BrownChicago Sun-TimesLou Lang of Skokie backed off his longtime sponsorship of casino expansion legislation because of a potential conflict of interest. But some of those in attendance who specialize in reading Madigan tea leaves were sure they perceived the speaker's ...New Chicago […]
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Illinois House Backs Affordable Health Care, Financial Security as Top Priorities

(Springfield, IL) — As you know, difficult problems  confront the nation, as a people and as a state – but together we can work to solve those problems. Divided We Fail, a nationwide effort is focusing on the biggest and most critical issues–affordable health care and financial security.

The Divided We Fail campaign is assembling the AARP, SEIU, the Business Roundtable, the National Federation of Independent Businesses, and lawmakers from across the nation to find solutions to affordable health care and financial security.

To nudge the campaign along, I sponsored and won passage on January 8, 2009 of an Illinois House Resolution–H.R. 127–that commits Illinois lawmakers to break political gridlock that has, at times, crippled the legislative process and address health care and financial security here in Illinois to the extent we can.

The new General Assembly, the new Senate leaders, and potential change in the Governor’s office can only help move the process along.

Lou Lang

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