Capitol Roundup: Springfield Weighs In On Personal Robots, Cannabis And More

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 || By Capitol News Illinois Staff || @maywoodnews

Feature image: A prototype of the gita mobile carrying device is shown in this photo from Piaggio Fast Forward, the company developing the personal robot. A bill passed the Illinois House last week that would regulate such devices.

SPRINGFIELD – With the Legislature on spring break until April 30, advocacy groups are working to get their points across on topics such as cannabis legalization.

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Illinois House Passes Minimum Wage Bill Now Headed To Pritzker’s Desk

Thursday, February 14, 2019 || By Jerry Nowicki/Capitol News Illinois || @maywoodnews

Featured image: House lawmakers and activists on the Capitol rotunda after the bill to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 by 2025 passed the Illinois House on Thursday afternoon. | Capitol News Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – A bill to raise Illinois’ minimum wage to $15 by 2025 needs only Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s signature to become law, and his office said he stands ready to act in the coming days.

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