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    • Illinois Rep. Lou Lang, left, and Gov. Bruce Rauner - Crain's Chicago Business (blog) August 5, 2015
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    • Budget impasse puts road money on ice - Bloomington Pantagraph September 1, 2015
      Budget impasse puts road money on iceBloomington Pantagraph... Senate and face a possible veto by Rauner. As Illinois moves from summer into fall, few lawmakers are holding out much hope for a quick solution. "I think we may still be here when it begins to snow," said Deputy House Majority Leader Lou Lang, D ...and more »
    • Chicago pols try to keep it all in the family - Crain's Chicago Business August 8, 2015
      Crain's Chicago BusinessChicago pols try to keep it all in the familyCrain's Chicago BusinessThat was the governor's response recently when I asked him about my report that as the state budget war developed last spring, House Deputy Majority Leader Lou Lang—a top lieutenant of Speaker Michael Madigan's—asked the Rauner folks if they could […]
    • Illinois Medical Cannabis Community is a great resource - ChicagoNow (blog) August 31, 2015
      ChicagoNow (blog)Illinois Medical Cannabis Community is a great resourceChicagoNow (blog)Except that since the program still isn't up and running, Representative Lou Lang sponsored a bill to extend it another 18 months...YAY!...and we got 4 months...BOO! And because we are Illinois and special, we have some of the most stringent medical ...and more »
    • Erickson: Budget impasse could make for a long winter - Bloomington Pantagraph August 30, 2015
      Chicago Sun-TimesErickson: Budget impasse could make for a long winterBloomington Pantagraph... Senate and face a possible veto by Rauner. As Illinois moves from summer into fall, few lawmakers are holding out much hope for a quick solution. "I think we may still be here when it begins to snow," said Deputy House Majority Leader Lou Lang, D ...Eric […]
    • Lang Moves To Reject Governor's Rollbacks To Anti-Heroin Bill - WUIS 91.9 August 26, 2015
      WUIS 91.9Lang Moves To Reject Governor's Rollbacks To Anti-Heroin BillWUIS 91.9Lou Lang says could be a model for the nation, in combating an uptick of opiod use. The end result requires school nurses and ambulances to be equipped with antidotes, mandates the state maintain a list of heroin-related deaths, and has doctors track ...Rauner dumps treatment […]
    • Budget fight ices funds for roads - Herald & Review (blog) August 30, 2015
      Budget fight ices funds for roadsHerald & Review (blog)"I think we may still be here when it begins to snow," said Deputy House Majority Leader Lou Lang, D-Skokie. HIGHER POWER: High-level talks between legislative leaders and Rauner have done little to move the needle when it comes to finding a way out of ...and more »
    • State: Highland Park doctor 'phonied up medical marijuana papers' for medical pot - Chicago Sun-Times August 29, 2015
      Chicago Sun-TimesState: Highland Park doctor 'phonied up medical marijuana papers' for medical potChicago Sun-TimesLou Lang, D-Skokie, who championed the medical marijuana program, said he thinks the governor is being “shortsighted.” “I also believe he is trying to make it look like he cares about these patients, but in fact a four-month extension […]
    • Ill. Gov. Removes Medicaid Coverage From Heroin Treatment Bill - KDLG August 27, 2015
      Ill. Gov. Removes Medicaid Coverage From Heroin Treatment BillKDLGSCHAPER: Democratic State Representative Lou Lang says 80 percent of those seeking treatment for opioid dependence in Illinois could qualify for Medicaid coverage. And he notes that the federal government would actually pick up much of that cost.and more »
    • This Week in Boxing History: August 31st – September 6th - The Boxing Tribune September 1, 2015
      The Boxing TribuneThis Week in Boxing History: August 31st – September 6thThe Boxing TribuneMexico's Juan Francisco Estrada celebrates after beating Brian Viloria of the U.S. during their WBO/WBA World Flyweight Title match at Cotai Arena, inside Venetian Macao in Macau April 6, 2013. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (CHINA – Tags: SPORT BOXING).
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WBEZ: Rep. Lou Lang Moving Forward with Illinois Gaming “Clean-Up” Legislation

(Chicago, IL) — With no detailed feedback still from Gov. Pat Quinn‘s office, Illinois House Deputy Majority Leader Lou Lang (D-Skokie) is moving forward with a “clean=up bill” that will attempt to address some of the governor’s public criticism of Illinois gaming legislation that will soon land on Quinn’s desk.

WBEZ radio’s Kristen McQueary has the story:

“Despite delays and debunked predictions—and a never-ending wait for Gov. Pat Quinn’s decision on a gambling expansion bill—supporters of expanded gambling in Illinois say they expect to find common ground by Oct. 25, the first day of the fall veto session.

The bill, stalled for months due to policy differences, political infighting and Quinn’s reluctance to increase gambling venues, remains a top priority.

But the waiting game may be ending soon. Unless Quinn outlines his concerns “in short order,” legislative leaders will present him with their own version of a clean-up gaming bill, known as a trailer bill, that will tighten control over the proposed Chicago-owned casino, according to State Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie), House sponsor of the bill.”

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