Tag: Gov. Pritzker

In Bellwood, Proviso Residents Sound Off On Legalized Marijuana

Sunday, June 2, 2019 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Community members in support of a law legalizing recreational marijuana raise their hands to indicate their support during a May 25 town hall in Bellwood. | Courtesy Nathaniel George-Booker/Facebook

A week before lawmakers in Springfield voted to pass a bill that would make recreational marijuana legal in the state of Illinois, residents from across Proviso Township gathered in Bellwood to voice their opinions on what was then still pending legislation. The state legalized medical marijuana five years ago.

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Pritzker Outlines Draft $41.5 Billion ‘Rebuild Illinois’ Capital Plan

Saturday, May 18, 2019 || By Peter Hancock/Capitol News Illinois || @maywoodnews

Featured image: Gov. J.B. Pritzker talks with Capitol News Illinois reporter Peter Hancock in late March during a recording of the news service’s podcast, Capitol Cast. Pritzker on Friday briefed lawmakers on a proposed $41.5 billion capital improvements plan. | Peter Hancock/Capitol News Illinois

SPRINGFIELD — Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday briefed lawmakers on a proposed capital improvements plan that cals for spending $41.5 billion on transportation, education, public health and other infrastructure projects over six years, funded by a host of new or increased taxes and fees.

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