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      Acquiring first seeds a dilemma for medical marijuana growersMcDonough VoiceLou Lang, who sponsored Illinois' medical marijuana law, concedes lawmakers knew there was an issue. “We did not address it in the bill on purpose,” he said. “We can't sanction in a law doing an illegal act.” David Ittel has sold indoor gardening ...and more »
    • St. John's High School class of 1964 celebrates 50th reunion - Delphos Herald October 30, 2014
      Delphos HeraldSt. John's High School class of 1964 celebrates 50th reunionDelphos Herald... Pam Clark Hanser, Candi Patton Shafer, Sharon Drewyore Hines, Susan Nomina Lang, Diana Grubenhoff and Nancy Welch Williams; row three, Mary Lou Williams Harman, Jane Wrasman Goergens, Judy Trentman Pohlman, Mariella Shumaker Meyer, ...
    • Medical pot dilemma: Where to get the first seeds? - Daily Mining Gazette October 27, 2014
      Medical pot dilemma: Where to get the first seeds?Daily Mining GazetteLou Lang, who sponsored Illinois' medical marijuana law, concedes lawmakers knew there was an issue. "We did not address it in the bill on purpose," he said. "We can't sanction in a law doing an illegal act." David Ittel has sold indoor gardening ...and more » […]
    • Movie capsules - Bucks County Courier Times October 30, 2014
      Movie capsulesBucks County Courier Times23 BLAST: (NP) Alexa Vega, Dylan Baker and Stephen Lang star in this drama about a high school football hero who is stricken with total blindness and must decide whether to return to the sports world despite his condition. (98 minutes) Some teen drinking.and more »
    • Advocates, pols push crime victim constitutional amendment - Chicago Sun-Times October 28, 2014
      Chicago Sun-TimesAdvocates, pols push crime victim constitutional amendmentChicago Sun-TimesLou Lang, supporters sought to raise awareness of the so-called “Marsy's Law” proposal that on Nov. 4 is among a historically high number of hot-button issues voters are being asked to weigh in on. “The constitutional amendment for the Crime Victims ...and more » […]
    • pot dilemma: Where to get the first seeds? - Newsday October 27, 2014
      pot dilemma: Where to get the first seeds?NewsdayLou Lang, who sponsored Illinois' medical marijuana law, concedes lawmakers knew there was an issue. "We did not address it in the bill on purpose," he said. "We can't sanction in a law doing an illegal act." David Ittel has sold indoor gardening ...
    • Troy Turkey Trot hosting two food drives - Troy Record October 29, 2014
      Troy Turkey Trot hosting two food drivesTroy RecordAdded Mayor Lou Rosamilia: “We encourage Trojans to participate in this initiative and we look forward to providing assistance to families who may need a little help during this special time of year. The city of Troy is eager to join with the Troy ...and more »
    • 2014 Troy Turkey Trot organizers expect record turnout - Troy Record October 27, 2014
      2014 Troy Turkey Trot organizers expect record turnoutTroy Record“We are delighted to once again host the Capital Region's premier Turkey Trot,” city Mayor Lou Rosamilia said. “Whether you live in Troy, Albany, ... Distributing Co. and Bryce Real Estate. Media partners include Lang Media and Albany Broadcasting.
    • Cornell grad Tretter working on return to Packer lineup - Ithaca Journal October 24, 2014
      Ithaca JournalCornell grad Tretter working on return to Packer lineupIthaca JournalIn June of 1925, Wally Pipp was the first baseman of the New York Yankees, but a batting-practice beaning led the Bronx Bombers to turn to a young reserve named Lou Gehrig to fill in for the injured starter. The rest, of course, is Major League ...
    • 8 Most Inspirational Sports Movies of All Time - WhoSay October 26, 2014
      WhoSay8 Most Inspirational Sports Movies of All TimeWhoSayStarring Mark Hapka, Bram Hoover, Stephen Lang, Becky Ann Baker, Alexa Vega, and other talented celebs, the film follows the true life story of Travis Freeman, an avid football player who suddenly became blind. However, through his adversities, the ...
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Tax Relief Bill to Bring $150 Million to Illinois Households, Says Rep. Lang

(Skokie, IL) – The Illinois House of Representatives on Monday approved a $150 million tax relief bill targeting individual households.

The legislation, Senate Bill 400, which the House passed on a vote of 67-49, would increase Illinois’ Earned Income Tax Credit for low-income, working households from a maximum of $283 to $566, boosting worker take home pay $55 million in 2012 and $110 million in 2013.

According to Deputy House Majority Leader Lou Lang (D-Skokie), a married couple with three children earning $30,000 a year would pay $799 in Illinois income taxes under current law. The new tax relief bill would drop their tax bill to $625 this year and $600 next year.

“For many hard-working families, $200 is a significant amount of money to go back in their pocket,” said Lang. “In turn, they will likely spend that money at a local business, boosting the economy.”

More than 2.5 million people benefited from the tax credit in 2009.

In addition to raising the earned income tax credit, the legislation also raises the standard tax exemption for households from $2,000 to $2,050, indexing it for inflation.

“By raising the standard, individual tax exemption, we will be adding an additional $40 million to Illinois households,” said Lang.

House lawmakers also voted, 81-28, for legislation, Senate Bill 397, to provide tax relief to top Illinois employers, such as the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Sears, and nearly 30,000 small businesses.

“The business tax relief will keep more than 8,100 jobs in Illinois,” said Lang.

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