15 new Illinois laws for 2020
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15 new Illinois laws for 2020

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Illinois is getting about 255 new laws in 2020. Here are 15.

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Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday denounced as “horrific” an email from a powerful lobbyist and close confidant of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan that hinted at a rape cover-up, and said he’s relying on a state watchdog agency and law enforcement officials to find out if any wrongdoing was committed.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday will propose millions of additional dollars for Illinois’ long-troubled child welfare agency as he puts forward a plan to again balance the state’s chronically unstable budget while simultaneously attempting to convince voters to approve his graduated-rate income tax plan this fall.

Illinois’ chief fiscal and investment officers lauded the economic opportunities afforded if voters approve Gov. JB Pritzker’s “fair tax” proposal in November. But several Republican lawmakers said they objected to the governor’s plan, outlined in his annual budget address Wednesday, to cut spending in several key areas if the constitutional amendment fails to pass.

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