Senator Mulroe speaking ont he floorSPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate again voted today in favor of a measure aimed at protecting working families and the middle class. State Senator John Mulroe (D-Chicago) voted in favor of HB580.

The proposal requires both parties to continue negotiations rather than causing a strike or lockout. Mulroe supported a similar measure when it passed the Senate in April, and again voted for that legislation in August of last year.

“This proposal provides a process (arbitration) to resolve issues that cannot be resolved during meaningful and reasonable negotiations,” Mulroe stated. “Arbitration is not mandated. It is the last resort in effort to avoid shutting the government down, which could occur because of a strike or a lockout.”

HB580 would ensure that both parties come to an agreement. In the event that the parties disagree, a final offer would be submitted by both parties and negotiations would continue through the implementation of an arbitrator.

“It simply persuades both sides to move toward a mutual agreement,” Mulroe reiterated. “This would keep the doors of government open.”

The measure passed the Senate by a 38 to 17 vote, and moves to the governor’s desk.

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There’s been a lot of talk about Zika virus in the news lately, and I wanted to provide you with a brief Q&A on what it is, what it can do, and how to prevent it. For more detailed information from the Illinois Department of Public Health, please visit the their webpage on the Zika virus. Click here for a downloadable version of our fact sheet.

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Senator Mulroe listensSPRINGFIELD – Following his first year on the job, Senator John Mulroe (D-Chicago) has released the following statement regarding the governor’s State of the State address:

“I would hope that we can chalk the first year up to a learning curve,” Mulroe said. “Unfortunately, we can’t walk back the clock and some of the mistakes made in the past year have caused people harm. But I am hopeful that together we can work towards bipartisan legislation that would benefit all people in Illinois. Compromise is the path we should be taking, and I look forward to seeing my fellow legislators and the governor do just that.”

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Proposed Design for the Chicago Veterans HomeSPRINGFIELD – A project to build a veterans’ home on Chicago’s Northwest Side has been stalled since the budget impasse started in July. A new proposal by State Senator John G. Mulroe (D-Chicago) would fund the project to let construction resume immediately.

“I am sick and tired of politics getting in the way of our state providing the basic services that are required by our constitution,” Mulroe said. “Letting the construction of a veterans’ home get caught up in this budget mess is unacceptable.”

Senate Bill 2225 would free up over $60 million that has been dedicated to and intended for building the 200-bed facility.

“This facility will provide specialized medical care for the brave men and women who fought for our country, some of whom have Alzheimer’s and dementia,” Mulroe said. “We need to come together to take care of our veterans. They deserve nothing less.”

The measure was introduced on January 13.

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