New Legislation for 2016

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Steans Budget Analysis

Feb 29, 2016 Comments Off Matt

I wanted to share this detailed summary of the Governor’s proposed budget given by my colleague State Senator Heather Steans:   Dear Friends, While we are now 8 months without a budget for our current fiscal year (FY16), the governor gave his budget address last Wednesday to present his proposed FY17 budget. Following my brief overview …

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Budget Survey

Feb 4, 2016 Comments Off Matt

Update 2/5: I wanted to share the results of our budget priority survey, which has been filled out accordingly and returned to leadership. In addition to the numbered responses, I received enormous feedback indicating that revenue is the only appropriate option. I wholeheartedly agree. Pitting dozens of essential programs against each other in hopes of …

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Cannabis Bill Reintro

Dec 11, 2015 Comments Off Matt

NEW MARIJUANA POSSESSION BILL SEEKS TO REPLACE CRIMINAL PENALTIES WITH FINES   It is no secret that crime is an issue in many of our communities, money is tight and public safety resources are stretched to their limits all over the state. Under these circumstances, do we want police officers out doing their jobs or …

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Community Resource Expo

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Press Release: Reentry Event

Oct 5, 2015 Comments Off Matt

FOR MORE INFORMATION Matthew Muir 773-784-2002 repcassidy@gmail.com   Representative Cassidy Discusses Reentry Policy, Receives Visionary Award at Safer Foundation Conference Safer Foundation Hosts 14th Annual Policy Conference titled “Bending the Arc Towards Justice” State Representative Kelly Cassidy attended the 14th annual policy conference hosted by CARRE (Council of Advisors to Reduce Recidivism Through Employment), receiving …

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Funding Survey Results

Sep 4, 2015 Comments Off Matt

Earlier this week, I shared a request for input all House members got from our leadership to offer our priorities for funding among some programs that remain unfunded in the current impasse over the 2016 budget. While nearly 90% of the budget has been appropriated either through the one original budget bill the Governor signed, …

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FY 2016 Funding Survey

Sep 2, 2015 Comments Off Matt

Dear Neighbors, House Leadership recently provided members with a survey asking for a priority list of items that remain unfunded. While we don’t have a budget, many items are receiving funds through continuing appropriations or court orders- these include many human services, employee salaries and state pension system payments. Unfortunately, dozens of items remain completely …

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Conversion Therapy Bill Signed

Aug 21, 2015 Comments Off Matt

News… …from the Illinois House of Representatives FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                        FOR MORE INFORMATION: August 20, 2015                                                                                                                 State Rep. Kelly Cassidy Phone: 773-784-2002   Cassidy Bill Banning Conversion Therapy Signed Into Law Legislation offers the most comprehensive protections in the nation   SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Kelly Cassidy, D-Chicago, issued the following statement …

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Coffee Hour 7/19

Jul 16, 2015 Comments Off Matt

Join me for a coffee hour on Sunday, July 19th from 1-2:15pm with Senator Heather Steans    

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