Hunter-RevolvingLoanProgress toward establishing the state of Illinois’ premiere working capital revolving loan fund for small, minority and disadvantaged business contractors has been made thanks to the efforts of State Sen. Mattie Hunter.

“This loan fund is a novel program that we need as it’s going to bring new economic opportunities and benefits to Illinois minority and disadvantaged business contractors,” Hunter said.

Hunter, chief sponsor of House Bill 3267, says the legislation allows the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to provide low-interest loans from the established Working Capital Revolving Loan Fund to minority and disadvantaged business enterprise contractors.

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Category: Social Equality

Hunter-GamingState Sen. Mattie Hunter responded to today’s progress in regards to gaming expansion with the following statement:

“By expanding gaming, we will bring valuable dollars for our children and their education,” Hunter said, “which is critical for me. As well, this legislation presents a great opportunity for increasing Chicago tourism and revenue for both the city and state, which is important in light of the current economic crisis.”

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Category: Press Releases

FundingforElderlyResponding to the significant need to provide for the health care of Illinois’ elderly, Sen. Mattie Hunterbacked legislation offering relief for the Illinois Department on Aging’s Community Care Program that offers in-home care and community-based services for senior citizens.

“This issue is important to me and the 3rd District I represent that maintains one of the highest populations of residents receiving Medicaid and where many residents benefit from the senior home health services provided with this program,” Hunter said. “That’s what I support and that’s what we here in the General Assembly are accomplishing with this effort.”

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Category: Social Equality

Racial DataIn an attempt to gather a comprehensive collection of racial data, police statewide would be required to identify, as accurately as possible, the ethnicity of all arrested under legislation State Senator Mattie Hunter  passed out of the Illinois Senate Wednesday.

“Previous to 2010, state police identified 99 percent of those arrested as either ‘Black’ or “White,’ leaving all other populations unaccounted for and ignored,” Hunter stated after the Senate approved the legislation unanimously. “With this measure, we will achieve greater documentation and understanding of the individuals being arrested in Illinois, for what particular crimes and be able to identify specific trends in arrests and incarceration.”

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Category: Social Justice

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