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    • Medical marijuana advocates cheer Rauner's about-face - Washington Times May 28, 2016
      Fox 32 ChicagoMedical marijuana advocates cheer Rauner's about-faceWashington TimesLou Lang announced an agreement late Friday with the Republican governor to extend Illinois' five-year pilot program to 2020. It had been set to end in 2018, but supporters argued more time was needed because medical cannabis sales just started in ...Illinois Medical […]
    • GOP: Dems must defy leaders who 'pulled the plug' on budget - Chicago Sun-Times May 27, 2016
      Chicago Sun-TimesGOP: Dems must defy leaders who 'pulled the plug' on budgetChicago Sun-TimesLou Lang, D-Skokie. “This is b——-,” Sandack screamed as several other House Republicans also exchanged words with Democrats about the vote. Many lawmakers say they were caught off guard by Madigan's proposals because they have been struggling ...House […]
    • Performing and Fine Arts High School at LHS hosts fundraiser - Eagle-Tribune May 27, 2016
      Performing and Fine Arts High School at LHS hosts fundraiserEagle-TribuneLAWRENCE — Friday night at Lawrence High School, the PFA theater company will host a Broadway Revue Night featuring alumni and current students. "It is going to be a wonderful opportunity to review all of the shows the PFA theater department has put ...
    • Editorial: State needs budget, but gets rhetoric and a useless tug-of-war - Jacksonville Journal Courier May 26, 2016
      Jacksonville Journal CourierEditorial: State needs budget, but gets rhetoric and a useless tug-of-warJacksonville Journal CourierBut that's what happens when the Democrat-controlled Legislature falls lock-step with its powerful chiefs. It abdicates its responsibilities and tries to poison the well to justify the actions. Skokie Democratic representative […]
    • Illinois House Approves Budget Plan; Will Govenor Sign It? - MyStateline.com May 26, 2016
      MyStateline.comIllinois House Approves Budget Plan; Will Govenor Sign It?MyStateline.comLou Lang (D-16th). The debate was cut short by a procedural motion leaving Republicans furious and helpless. Republicans left the chamber protesting the way Democrats pushed the bill through over Republican objections. "This just has a smell, a foul ...and more »
    • A team paddles in a past Lou Marcel Canoe Race. - The Harvell gazette May 26, 2016
      The Harvell gazetteA team paddles in a past Lou Marcel Canoe Race.The Harvell gazetteThis year's race, hosted by the Crescent Yacht Club, will benefit Veterans Northeast Outreach Center in Haverhill. The event will happen rain or shine. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and opening ceremonies are at 9 a.m. behind the Essex County ...
    • Corrections and clarifications for Friday, May 27, 2016 - Chicago Tribune May 26, 2016
      Corrections and clarifications for Friday, May 27, 2016Chicago TribuneLou Lang, D-Skokie, spoke to reporters about the state budget impasse while marching in the rally. He was with a group of marchers, not at the podium. The rally was a combination of public employee unions, private sector unions and community groups.
    • House Passes Budget - Alton Daily News May 26, 2016
      Alton Daily NewsHouse Passes BudgetAlton Daily NewsLou Lang blasted the governor for not seeking relief from the courts. “You can say we're overspending but you better include when you're talking about overspending the lack of action by the second floor of this building when regarding consent decrees.”and more »
    • 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 […]
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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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