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      Harmon's State Gun Shop Licensing Bill Sent To GovJournal & Topics Newspapers Online... requirements have seen a 65 percent reduction in guns used in crimes,” Harmon said. “I can only hope we reach that number, but I know this bill will at least keep some guns off the street and some young people alive.” Co-sponsors of the bill ...
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Lang: Rauner Proposal to Slash Minimum Wage “Delusional”

(Skokie, IL) – House Deputy Majority Leader Lou Lang (D-Skoke) today fired back at GOP gubernatorial Bruce Rauner’s proposal to cut the Illinois minimum wage, saying that the hyper-wealthy Rauner is “delusional.”

“In my 26 years in the legislature, I’ve seen many candidates roll out anti-poverty plans, but Bruce Rauner is the only candidate to roll-out a pro-poverty plan,” said Lang. “He’s delusional if he thinks that General Assembly would bow to his class warfare on low-income workers. He needs to have his delusion shaken up.”

Illinois radio WGBZ 1570 today reported Rauner’s plan to cut the Illinois minimum wage from $8.25 set 2010 to $7.25.

“I will advocate moving the Illinois minimum wage back to the national minimum wage. I think we’ve got to be competitive here in Illinois,” Rauner said.

Lang, who is also the Executive Vice Chairman of the Cook County Democratic Party, said the “era of robber barons is over”.

“Rauner is deeply out-of-touch with working people,” said Lang. “He needs to come to grips with the fact that the era of robber barons is over and impoverishing workers is no longer an economic growth strategy.”