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    • A third year with a phony budget? If so, Governor, grab the veto pen - Chicago Tribune May 24, 2016
      Chicago TribuneA third year with a phony budget? If so, Governor, grab the veto penChicago TribuneLou Lang, D-Skokie, told a crowd of union workers last week that it is Rauner who's not interested in doing the job he was elected to do. Then he added: "We may or may not have a budget during the entire term of Bruce Rauner." And the crowd of Ame […]
    • 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 ...
    • 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 »
    • 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 […]
    • 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 ...
    • The ultimate guide to summer concerts in Northern California - San Francisco Chronicle May 20, 2016
      San Francisco ChronicleThe ultimate guide to summer concerts in Northern CaliforniaSan Francisco ChronicleLou 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 . […]
    • 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 »
    • 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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Haine, Lang Announce Illinois State Police Reverse Opposition to Illinois Medical Marijuana Legislation

State Senator William Haine

(Springfield, IL) – May 5, 2010.  State Senator William Haine (D-Alton) and House Deputy Majority Leader Lou Lang (D-Skokie) yesterday announced the Illinois State Police are no longer opposed to medical marijuana use in Illinois.

Lang and Haine met with Captain Timothy Becker of the Illinois State Police earlier and Becker informed the lawmakers that the Illinois Department of State Police had changed its position on Senate Bill 1381, the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act, from opposition to neutrality.

“I am extremely pleased by Illinois State Police’s decision, because it improves the probability of the bill’s approval,” said Lang.

“This legislation is intended to alleviate pain in people suffering debilitating medical conditions and the Illinois State Police recognize that,” he said.

Haine said he believed the Department changed its position after carefully reviewing the legislation and recognizing the safeguards will protect patients, caregivers and the public.

Haine also noted that in a number of states, police organizations have removed their objections after a period of observing their laws in operation.

“As a former State’s Attorney, I have the greatest respect for the police organizations of our State and local governments.  This change of position demonstrates what we have known all along, and that is that our State police organization is focused first and foremost on criminal activities as it relates to illegal substances,” Haine said.

“The State Police’s compassion for the seriously ill matches our own,” Lang said. “No one should be denied medicine that might improve their life’s quality.”

In addition to Haine, Senate sponsors include: Iris Martinez (D), Jeff Schoenberg (D), Donne Trotter (D), Kwame Raoul (D), Linda Holmes (D), and Ira Silverstein (D).

Other House sponsors include: Angelo  “Skip” Saviano (R), John Fritchey (D), Karen Yarbrough (D), Ken Dunkin (D), Greg Harris (D), Cynthia Soto (D), Robyn Gabel (D), and Camille Lilly (D).

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