Welcome to my legislative website. I am proud to serve as the State Senator from Illinois’ 3rd District. I hope you will find this site a useful resource for what’s happening in Springfield and in the district.
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Sincerely, State Senator Mattie HunterMajority Whip3rd Senate District
State Senator Mattie Hunter(D-Chicago) joined local leaders and activists at the Chicago Urban League for the Youth Employment Hearing: More Jobs Less Violence.
Watch full hearing below.
Secretary of State Jesse White joined State Senator Mattie Hunter (D- Chicago) in the Senate Public Health Committee today, to announce new legislation that would allow 16- and 17-year-olds to register for the state’s First Person Consent Organ/Tissue Donor Registry when they receive their driver’s license or identification card.
“Choosing to give life to another is a wonderful gift,” Hunter said. “Opening the donor registry will broaden the number of overall donations and save countless lives.”
Under current law, an individual must be at least 18 to join the registry. While this legislation leaves the decision up to teenagers, Senator Hunter and Secretary White encourage youth to discuss their decision with their parents.
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Following the governor’s annual budget address State Senator Mattie Hunter (D- Chicago) released the following statement:
Here we are yet again, without a proposed balanced budget. The governor has failed his obligation to provide us with a balanced budget plan. Social service providers are closing their doors due to the lack of state funding causing continuing suffering to our most vulnerable.
Today, the governor addressed the heroin and opioid crisis plaguing our state. However, for two years, he’s failed to provide adequate funding for treatment centers and providers.
In response to the result of the U.S. Department of Justice’s investigation of the Chicago Police Department, State Senator Mattie Hunter (D- Chicago) released the following statement:
“While moving in a positive direction I support the findings of the Justice Department and Attorney General Loretta Lynch. This report confirms what most Chicago residents already know. The Jon Burge police torture conviction was a pretty clear indication.So too were the years of police shootings and beatings.The world saw the Laquan McDonald video and recognized our reality.
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