March 2021 Newsletter: Legislative Priorities

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As we settle into March, I can’t help but reflect on how different our world has become in the last year. There isn’t one part of my life that hasn’t been affected by COVID-19, and I know this is the case for many of us. Worries about our loved ones’ health, our finances, our communities, our childrens’ education, and racial injustices have been heavy weights to carry this last year. 

I hope my office can be a resource to you during these hard times. Please reach out with any questions. We’re happy to help with any unemployment, vaccine, or small business concerns. 

Legislative Priorities 

In this 102nd legislative session, I’m being deliberate about supporting bills that make Illinois a better place to live, work, and raise a family. Specifically, they fall into two categories: 

Making Illinois a competitive location for industry innovation by…

  • Allowing crypto-currencies to have an institutional home in our state
  • Making it easier for women- and minority-owned businesses to compete in our economy
  • Incentivizing investment in start-up companies 

Helping Illinoisans live healthier, safer, more equitable lives by…

  • Allowing same-sex couples to use their insurance benefits for infertility treatments 
  • Banning employers from discriminating against an employee for their reproductive health decisions
  • Requiring handgun owners to register their handgun
  • Creating a task-force to identify hate crimes across the state 

I’m also proud to sponsor my colleagues’ bills on a wide variety of issues, including expanding family leave in education, distributing menstrual hygiene products in schools, excluding breast pumps from taxation, adding term limits for House leadership, requiring every public school to teach Asian American history, and the Clean Energy Act.

Please visit ILGA.Gov for more information on the bills I’ve added my name to.

Stay well,
Margaret Croke