Bob Morgan illinois state representative

Morgan Sponsored Improvements to Medical Cannabis Program Signed into Law

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SB 2023 makes the program permanent, adds all of the medical conditions recommended by the Medical Cannabis Advisory Board. SB 455 increases access for minors seeking cannabis treatment at school.
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Morgan calls for Illinois to lead Gun Reform

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Illinois - Now is the time to act on common sense gun safety laws.
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State Rep. Bob Morgan selected for Edgar Fellows Program

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State Rep. Bob Morgan selected for Edgar Fellows Program Morgan joins forty other emerging civic leaders for prestigious training program
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Four Morgan sponsored bills signed into law by Governor Pritzker

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Four Rep. Morgan sponsored bills signed into law by Gov. Pritzker Bills aid sanitary districts in land use, clarify easement procedures and make reforms to juvenile court system
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Updates from IL-58, July 22, 2019

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Newsletter for July 22, 2019
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Chicago Tribune: Recreational marijuana goes on sale Jan. 1 in Illinois. Dispensaries are already getting ready.

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“It feels as though we finally delivered on the promise to the patients,” said Rep. Bob Morgan, D-Deerfield, sponsor of the legislation. “I don’t know how else to say it without getting emotional.”
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Morgan Legislation to Improve and Reauthorize Illinois Medical Cannabis Program passes House

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Legislation would stabilize the program to improve the quality of care and access for patients
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Morgan Votes to put Fair Tax Amendment on 2020 ballot, backs creation of Property Tax Rebate Fund

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Voters will have their voice heard in the November 2020 Election. Morgan backs $1 Billion in property tax relief, if voters approve amendment.
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Updates from IL-58, May 11, 2019

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Dear Friends, There is a lot in front of the General Assembly in the next three weeks. Know that I always appreciate your input as I look to represent you, please reach out to me and my team if you'd like to share your thoughts.  Below, I've include some information on the legislation I'll be working on passing as session comes to a close. Thanks, Bob
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Chicago Tribune: As health insurance prices soared, 'the state was powerless to stop it.' The House just passed a bill to change that.

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Chicago Tribune: As health insurance prices soared, 'the state was powerless to stop it.' The House just passed a bill to change that.
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Updates from IL-58, April 14, 2019

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Dear Friends, It was a productive week. I'm honored to serve as a representative of this community. I am focused on getting results and had the opportunity to pass some of my key initiatives. You can learn more about what I've been working on below. As always, never hesitate to let me know what's important to you. Thanks, Bob
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FAIIR Act advances through House Insurance Committee

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FAIIR Act advances through House Insurance Committee HB 471 would give the Department of Insurance the authority to reject unreasonable rate increases to health insurance plans
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Update from IL-58, March 31, 2019

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Dear Friends, It's been a busy and productive week in Springfield and here at home. Yesterday, I was happy to have a town hall in Lake Forest where I updated constituents on recent legislative developments. If you weren't able to make it, read below for details. Thanks, Bob
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Morrison, Morgan Respond to Injunction of Deerfield Assault Weapons Ban

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Morrison, Morgan Respond to Injunction of Deerfield Assault Weapons Ban Ruling emphasizes need for state level action on Assault Weapons, common sense gun reform
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Updates from IL-58, March 22, 2019

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It was nice to see some familiar faces while running around the Capitol on Wednesday. Thanks to Moms Demand Action for all you do and for making the trip to advocate for change in Springfield. I'm with you 100%.
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Morgan Advances Legislation to Reauthorize and Improve Medical Cannabis in Illinois

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Morgan Advances Legislation to Reauthorize and Improve Medical Cannabis in Illinois Legislation received bi-partisan support in the House Human Services committee, would stabilize the program to improve the quality of life for patients
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Updates from IL-58, March 15

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On Wednesday, I was pleased to welcome Lake County Sheriff John Idleburg to the Capitol, along with my fellow House colleagues from Lake County. Sheriff Idleburg has taken strides to improve transparency in his department and be proactive in keeping Lake County safe from gun violence in his first 100 days in office.
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Morgan Introduces Scholars of Service (SOS) Act

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Morgan Introduces Scholars of Service (SOS) Act Morgan bill creates a lifeline for IL residents abandoned by Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
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Updates from IL-58, March 3rd

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Dear Friends, It was another productive week in Springfield and here at home. The legislative process is in full swing and some of my priorities are advancing through committee. On Thursday, I was part of introducing the Clean Energy Jobs Act with my colleagues. Yesterday, I was happy to be back home and meeting with constituents at a town hall in Deerfield. I look forward to having town halls and other public events regularly, you'll see them here first. Thanks, Bob
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UPDATES FROM IL-58, Feb 24

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As legislation begins to work its way through committee and as we consider the 2020 budget, know that I will be working to represent you. I want to hear about what is important to you, don't hesitate to reach out and share your thoughts.
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Morgan Statement on Governor JB Pritzker’s Budget Address

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“Today's Budget Address by Governor Pritzker was a good first step in addressing our state's shaky financial situation after decades of mismanagement. 
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Updates from IL-58, Feb 15

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On Thursday, I was proud to support SB1 which will increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour over a period of 6 years. Working families have seen costs increase as their wages have stagnated. The legislation also provides tax credits to small businesses. You can read more about SB1 here.
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Illinois Legislators Visit North Suburban YMCA

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Local legislators stopped by The North Suburban YMCA on February 11 to give an update on Springfield, discuss local issues, and learn more about how the Y provides an array of services for children and families in its 15 local communities. In attendance were Representative Robyn Gabel; Senator Laura Fine; Representative Bob Morgan; Senator Julie Morrison; Representative Jonathan Carroll, and Illinois State Alliance of YMCAs Executive Director, Christy Filby. The NSYMCA's President/CEO Howard Schultz led the discussion.
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Morgan Votes to Increase Minimum Wage to $15 over Six Years

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SPRINGFIELD, IL- Today, State Representative Bob Morgan voted to increase the minimum hourly wage for Illinois workers to $15 an hour by 2025. SB1 increases the Illinois minimum wage for the first time since 2010. “Working families throughout Illinois have seen the cost of living skyrocket as their wages remain stagnant,” Morgan said. “This increase will provide desperately needed relief for hard working Illinoisans that struggle with poverty despite working full time.”
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MORGAN PROPOSES HEALTH INSURANCE RATE REVIEW BOARD

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An independent review board would have to sign off on rates for health insurers under a measure proposed by freshman Rep. Bob Morgan, D-Deerfield. Morgan, a former lawyer for the Department of Public Health and former head of the state’s medical marijuana pilot program, said that similar boards in other states have led to rate decreases.
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Hospitals seek reform of Medicaid managed care system

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SPRINGFIELD — In response to concerns raised by hospitals and other health care providers in the Illinois Medicaid system, lawmakers have introduced three pairs of bills, with identical versions in both the House and Senate.
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Freshman state Rep. Bob Morgan looks to focus on health care, property taxes

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While taking his oath of office on the floor of the Illinois House of Representatives, state Rep. Bob Morgan (D-Deerfield) said he felt a sense of humility. Morgan, a freshman legislator, was sworn into the 101st Illinois General Assembly Jan. 9 as the lawmakers began their latest session.
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