SPRINGFIELD—Illinois Governor Pat Quinn addressed a joint session of the Illinois General Assembly this afternoon to outline his budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year. Senate Assistant Majority Leader Kimberly A. Lightford (D-Maywood) responded to the Governor’s speech by indicating her commitment to stabilizing the state’s budget and putting people back to work.

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 SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Senate Assistant Majority Leader Kimberly A. Lightford (D-Maywood) released the following statement today regarding legislation that will increase the state’s minimum wage:

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SPRINGFIELD—As a result of a court action taken last week, thousands of Illinois students observed a “moment of silence” in school this morning before beginning class work. Previously, there had been an injunction placed on the moment of silence. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit ruled that Illinois’ Silent Reflection and Student Prayer Act is constitutional because it did not specifically require prayer.

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SPRINGFIELD—Kimberly A. Lightford (D-Maywood) was sworn in today for her fourth term as a member of the Illinois Senate. Senator Lightford will also continue serving as Senate Assistant Majority Leader during the 97th General Assembly, a post she has held since 2009.

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