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    • Will a state tax increase be coming soon? - Chicago Daily Herald May 24, 2016
      Chicago Daily HeraldWill a state tax increase be coming soon?Chicago Daily HeraldLou Lang, a Skokie Democrat, said at a massive union rally last week. "We may or may not have a budget during the entire term of Bruce Rauner." A rank and file group of lawmakers working behind closed doors has sent to leadership a so-called framework ...School funding […]
    • Fun and games while Illinois burns - Chicago Tribune May 23, 2016
      Chicago TribuneFun and games while Illinois burnsChicago TribuneLou Lang of Skokie, one of Madigan's top allies, told a Springfield reporter, "It's entirely possible that we won't have a budget during the governor's term in office." Politicians are not known for being honest, but in this case I'd contend that ...and more » […]
    • BOWLING: Dave Schussler, Keith Merritt get 300 games - The Daily Freeman May 23, 2016
      BOWLING: Dave Schussler, Keith Merritt get 300 gamesThe Daily FreemanFATHER AND SON—Lawrence Lang 238-236-279—753, Kerry Boughton 268-245-237—750, Paul Scism Jr. 237-245—710, Kevin Hines 254—680, Jared Knox 255—658, Virgil Helzer III 278—655, Keith Hines 238—637, Ryan Hartrum 236—620, Ralph Perez ... Keith ...
    • The ultimate guide to summer concerts in Northern California - SFGate May 22, 2016
      SFGateThe ultimate guide to summer concerts in Northern CaliforniaSFGateLou Gramm (June 17), Blue Oyster Cult (June 24), the Tubes (July 1), the Family Stone (July 8), Gregg Rolie (July 15), Toad the Wet Sprocket (July 22), Taylor Dayne (July 29), Y&T (Aug. 5), Foghat (Aug. ... Eric Bibb, Harry Belafonte, Neko Case-k.d ...
    • A Guide to the NY Phil Biennial From Our Critics and Reporters - New York Times May 19, 2016
      New York TimesA Guide to the NY Phil Biennial From Our Critics and ReportersNew York Times... in the faculty and alumni of the Yale School of Music on May 25 at the Greene Space in Lower Manhattan. Distinguished students of the school's past (Charles Ives) and present (Hilary Purrington) share the program with works by Martin Bresnick ...
    • It's time for Illinois to graduate to a progressive income tax - Chicago Tribune April 28, 2016
      Chicago TribuneIt's time for Illinois to graduate to a progressive income taxChicago TribuneLou Lang of Skokie, is shown on the House floor in June 2015. Lang has sponsored a bill that would tax individuals with an annual income over $500,000 at 8.75 percent. (Justin L. Fowler, State Journal-Register). Eric ZornContact ReporterChange of Subject.Graduate […]
    • Rep. Lang Calls On Sen. Kirk To Act - FOX Illinois May 3, 2016
      FOX IllinoisRep. Lang Calls On Sen. Kirk To ActFOX IllinoisWASHINGTON, DC (WRSP) — State Representative Lou Lang is sending a message to Illinois Senator Mark Kirk. In a press conference Monday, Lang says Kirk is not doing his job when it comes to confirming President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, ...and more »
    • Erie County Real Estate transactions - Buffalo News May 22, 2016
      Erie County Real Estate transactionsBuffalo News246 Wyeth Drive, Cynthia Laduca; Louis J. Laduca to Eric Kager; Sara Kager, $234,900. .... 44 Lang Ave., Bank of New York Mellon Tr; Inc Cwheq Tr.; Cwheq Revolving Homeequity Loan Trust Series 2007-E Tr to Management LLC Yersy, $12,500.and more »
    • House Democrats propose graduated income tax plan - Chicago Sun-Times April 16, 2016
      Chicago Sun-TimesHouse Democrats propose graduated income tax planChicago Sun-TimesLou Lang, D-Skokie, filed Friday — which will only work if Illinois voters approve a constitutional amendment to reform the tax code — most married taxpayers would pay 3.5 percent for income of $200,000 or less; 3.75 percent on income between $200 ...What you need to know abou […]
    • Lawmaker: Budget stalemate could last entirety of Gov. Rauner's term - IllinoisHomePage.net May 19, 2016
      IllinoisHomePage.netLawmaker: Budget stalemate could last entirety of Gov. Rauner's termIllinoisHomePage.netSPRINGFIELD -- If almost a year without a budget feels too long, one state lawmaker said its possible the stalemate could stretch on for several more. State Representative Lou Lang (D-Skokie) said the state could go without a budget for the near f […]
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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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