Tag: Sen. Lightford

Lightford Looks To Include Minorities In Upstart Marijuana Business

Thursday, February 21, 2019 || By Igor Studenkov || @maywoodnews

Featured image: A range of lawmakers and experts take part in a community forum on marijuana legalization hosted by state Sen. Kimberly Lightford on Feb. 11. | Igor Studenkov

As a proposal to legalize the adult recreational use of marijuana moves forward in the Illinois General Assembly, state Senator Kimberly Lightford (4th) wants to make sure the black community doesn’t get left out. 

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Senate Democrats Send Minimum Wage Bill to House

Thursday, February 7, 2019 || By Jerry Nowicki/Capitol News Illinois || @maywoodnews

Featured image: J.B. Pritzker is joined by minimum wage advocates in his office for a news conference Thursday following the Senate’s vote to approve Senate Bill 1, which raises the state’s minimum wage to $15 per hour over a 6-year period. He was joined by Sen. Kimberly Lightford (left), D-Maywood, the bill’s Senate sponsor, and Rep. Will Guzzardi (right), D-Chicago, the bill’s House sponsor. | Capitol News Illinois

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State Senate Committee Talks $15 Minimum Wage

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 || By Jerry Nowicki/Capitol News Illinois || @maywoodnews

Divisions between business and labor interests were on display on Jan. 30 at the Illinois Senate Labor Committee’s hearing on raising the state’s minimum wage from $8.25 to $15 per hour over an undefined period of years.

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