Lt. Governor Stratton’s Statement on the 2022 Legislative Session

Lt. Governor Stratton’s Statement on the 2022 Legislative Session
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Lt. Governor Stratton’s Statement on the 2022 Legislative Session (Springfield, IL) — Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton released the following statement today as the final 2022 legislative session closes:

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“Bringing all voices to the table is how we build the path to justice. During the 2022 veto session, lawmakers dug in to collaborate on the work that will drive our state forward.

“I’m especially grateful for the leadership demonstrated by members of the Illinois General Assembly who came together to make clarifications that strengthened the SAFE-T Act. These reforms can effectively right the wrongs of policies that have disproportionately harmed low-income, marginalized communities while helping to keep Illinoisans safe.

“We must stop criminalizing poverty, and that is a goal of ending cash bail in Illinois. I commend the dedicated efforts of legislators which have provided us with a clear path to ensure both accountability and justice.

“Illinois is forging ahead, and this veto session was a testament to that. Both sides of the aisle worked side-by-side to reach a historic agreement to fully restore our unemployment system and keep us on the path of fiscal responsibility. We are also laser-focused on the brighter, greener future we are working toward through the provisions added to the Reimagining Electric Vehicles Act.

“Congratulations to the lawmakers and advocates on the many great strides made to serve the people of Illinois.”

Lt. Governor Stratton’s Statement on the 2022 Legislative Session

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