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    • Campaign cash flows from medical marijuana interests to state Rep. Lou Lang - Reboot Illinois June 15, 2015
      Reboot IllinoisCampaign cash flows from medical marijuana interests to state Rep. Lou LangReboot IllinoisLou Lang isn't a household name, but the veteran state legislator is well known to many as the driving force behind one of the biggest changes to Illinois' law books in decades: The legalization of medical marijuana. He's also been showered […]
    • 6/5/15 Full Show Podcast (Lizzie Skurnick, James and Cristin, Lou Lang) - WGN Radio June 6, 2015
      WGN Radio6/5/15 Full Show Podcast (Lizzie Skurnick, James and Cristin, Lou Lang)WGN RadioPatti opens the show with Pretty Late pal James Vickery riding sidecar. Then, author Lizzie Skurnick chats about her new book and many personally invented words. Next, IL house leader Lou Lang discusses the budget questions hanging over Springfield.
    • Legislation to fight heroin on governor's desk - Bloomington Pantagraph June 30, 2015
      Bloomington PantagraphLegislation to fight heroin on governor's deskBloomington PantagraphSPRINGFIELD — Against the backdrop of the state's budget crisis, lawmakers have sent Gov. Bruce Rauner a proposal to fight the heroin epidemic that could cost as much as $30 million. But, the main sponsor of the legislation, state Rep. Lou Lang, D ...and more  […]
    • Democrats to Propose 1-Month Budget for Essential Services - WIFR June 30, 2015
      WIFRDemocrats to Propose 1-Month Budget for Essential ServicesWIFRSPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois Democrats are considering a temporary budget to fund essential state services for one month. Deputy Majority Leader Rep. Lou Lang says legislation is expected to be filed later Tuesday that would help "keep the lights ...Rauner, leaders meet in Springfie […]
    • Madigan sends message to 'triangulators' - Chicago Tribune June 30, 2015
      Madigan sends message to 'triangulators'Chicago TribuneThe House deputy majority leader, Lou Lang, D-Skokie, presided over the proceeding. A newspaper reported that Lang voted "no" in order to file a motion to reconsider the vote that would keep it alive. OK, but if you watch the roll call, Lang pushed his ...and more »
    • Rauner staffer's live tweets no Favorites of Dems - Chicago Sun-Times June 5, 2015
      Chicago Sun-TimesRauner staffer's live tweets no Favorites of DemsChicago Sun-Times“Seriously, Lou. Give it up. It is a sexist smear campaign you and your colleagues continue to engage in,” Rauner's communication director Lance Trover (@ltrover) tweeted. Trover also tweeted: “Lou Lang – another politician Madigan controls,” and ...House advances wo […]
    • The Sunday Spin Full Show 6/7/15: Kurt Erickson, State Representative Lou ... - WGN Radio June 7, 2015
      WGN RadioThe Sunday Spin Full Show 6/7/15: Kurt Erickson, State Representative Lou ...WGN RadioThis Sunday, we are spinning right back to the Allstate Showcase Studio after spending a week in Springfield. Guests for this week show include: Kurt Erickson, Springfield bureau chief for the Lee Enterprises newspapers, State Representative Lou Lang ...
    • Pot claims don't hold up - Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette June 29, 2015
      Pot claims don't hold upChampaign/Urbana News-GazetteLou Lang, a Skokie Democrat who is the state's leading proponent of this quackery, had to do to pass this bogus bill was hold a few emotional legislative hearings featuring pathetically ill people demanding marijuana while simultaneously raising the ...and more »
    • Far Northwest Side residents concerned about proposed med pot dispenary - Chicago Sun-Times June 26, 2015
      Chicago Sun-TimesFar Northwest Side residents concerned about proposed med pot dispenaryChicago Sun-Times“I do not want the veterans to suffer because the Senate didn't agree on the FOID card issue,” Rep. Lou Lang, D-Skokie, told fellow House members. He said it's an issue of “fundamental fairness” to allow medical marijuana users to keep or obtain […]
    • Their View: Illinois museums integral to well-rounded education - Journal Standard June 25, 2015
      Journal StandardTheir View: Illinois museums integral to well-rounded educationJournal StandardLou Lang, D-Skokie, counters that the cuts are not about governing, they're about politics, and that Rauner's own budget is $2.2 billion out of balance. Rauner is striking “at the values and principles of what the majority of the members of the ...and mor […]
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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.

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