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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Parkway Gardening Contest!

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Budget Statement

Jul 14, 2015 Comments Off Matt

July 1st, 2015 At midnight tonight, we enter the new fiscal year without having passed a budget. This budget situation has created considerable confusion, particularly with service providers and individuals who utilize state services. We have yet to get clarity as to what services will be continued under the current circumstances. As we work through the logistics and confusion, please contact our office …

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Gale School: Summer Update

Jun 26, 2015 Comments Off Matt

Update: 6/30: Over the course of the last several weeks, our office, along with others, has been working to address the crisis created by the lack of funding for Gale School’s OS/4 summer program. In addition to urging Chicago Public Schools to seek other ways to fund the program in the absence of a viable …

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Gale Summer School Threatened

Jun 15, 2015 Comments Off Matt

As many of you have heard, the summer school program at Gale Math and Science Academy has been put on hold due to budgetary issues. I have co-authored a letter, along with State Senator Heather Steans, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky and Alderman Joe Moore requesting a speedy solution, along with comprehensive assistance to parents who are …

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Budget Summary

Jun 3, 2015 Comments Off Matt

Dear Friends, Every year in May, I write an end-of-session update summarizing the budget. This year, May 31st has proven to be less of a deadline and more of the beginning of what could be a long and tumultuous summer. While the General Assembly was able to pass a budget outlining spending priorities, we could …

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Why I Voted with the NRA

May 31, 2015 Comments Off Matt

Yesterday morning, I spoke on the floor of the House on a bill proposed by several downstate legislators that was intended to be a cleanup to our state’s concealed carry law. The bill (SB836), was characterized as a technical clean up bill but was still opposed by the IL Coalition Against Handgun Violence on grounds …

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Virtual Town Hall

May 27, 2015 Comments Off Matt

On Thursday, May 28th at 6pm join me for a virtual town hall and legislative update live from Springfield! Sunday, May 31st is the deadline for the General Assembly to pass a budget. Failure to do so will require an extended session, higher voting thresholds and continued uncertainty for our state. While the Governor continues to press for extreme …

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State of Edgewater

May 27, 2015 Comments Off Matt

I am looking forward to participating in the third annual State of Edgewater onJune 2, 8:30 a.m. at The Breakers at Edgewater Beach. I’ll be joined by other elected officials to share our work and how it impacts the Edgewater community. Please join us for breakfast and conversation! Tickets available atstateofedge.bpt.me.  

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