pexels karolina grabowska 4386368CHICAGO – State Senator Mattie Hunter’s (D-Chicago) legislation to end hair discrimination in Illinois passed out of the Senate Friday.

“No one should have to miss out on a job opportunity or miss a school graduation because of the hair that grows naturally out of their head,” Hunter said. “It’s 2021. As a nation, we should be past this petty discrimination.”

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simone van der koelen HtDQ9Z64Vpo unsplashSPRINGFIELD – State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) passed a measure through the Senate Thursday to amend regulations for the Prescription Monitoring Program.

“This legislation was necessary in order for doctors to be aware of what prescriptions their patients are taking to ensure any unnecessary prescriptions can be eliminated,” Hunter said. “Opioid overdose rates have risen in Illinois over the last year, and I want to take all necessary precautions and help those who need treatment to get it.”

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04142021CM0660rSPRINGFIELD – An effort to create more affordable housing for Illinois residents led by State Senators Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago), Ann Gillespie (D-Arlington Heights), and Sara Feigenholtz (D-Chicago) passed the Senate Revenue Committee Wednesday afternoon.

“People are still reeling from the financial struggles brought on by the pandemic, and affordable housing is a necessity now more than ever,” Hunter said. “With many people behind on rent and struggling with unemployment, we have to have to do more to help renters.”

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pexels andrea piacquadio 3762800SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) is leading an initiative that would extend the student-assistance contribution tax credit, which passed the Senate Revenue Committee Wednesday.

“I am proud to sponsor this initiative to help parents get a head start on saving for their children’s college expenses,” Hunter said. “Children who have a savings account are more likely to go to college, so it is important to encourage planning early.”

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