CHICAGO – State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) joined Governor Pritzker and other state officials at Loretto Hospital for the bill signing of the Hospital Transformation bill Friday morning.

“I am very excited that hospitals will have the assistance necessary to help them transform to meet the needs of their communities, as the pandemic has exacerbated the struggles faced in many unprivileged communities, some of which I represent,” Hunter said. “Due to institutional racism, communities of color have been suffering from a plethora of health disparities even before the pandemic came and took the world by storm. With the proper funding and investment into these underserved communities, I am hopeful this initiative will help put an end to such barriers.”

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pexels valeria boltneva 1961772CHICAGO – Beethoven Elementary School was a recipient of the Illinois Biodiversity Field Trip Grant Program, and State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) is announcing her congratulations.

“I am proud to announce that the school I went to as a child and that I now represent as a state senator has been chosen to receive an Illinois Biodiversity Field Trip Grant,’ Hunter said. “As schools reopen, it will be important for students to take field trips and learn about the biodiversity throughout our state.”

Beethoven Elementary was awarded nearly $1,700 to take children from pre-kindergarten to second grade to the William Powers State Recreation Area in Chicago. Funding covers expenses such as the costs of transportation and substitute teachers.

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Education and Workforce Equity Act FBCHICAGO – State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) supported a new law that will radically transform the state’s education system, starting with a more inclusive history curriculum.

“I am happy that yet another piece of the Black Caucus agenda has been signed into law,” Hunter said. “My colleagues worked long and hard to come up with a plan that would help dismantle the institutional racism in our state – and education will be a large component of that.”

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pexels rodnae productions 6129192SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) introduced legislation that would require the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services to establish a Medicaid Technical Assistance Center.

“Billing and insurance isn’t always a simple process, but it should be,” Hunter said. “The state could benefit from a more established system, so that Medicaid and other managed care organizations are billing properly.”

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