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  1. Article number 1 - Gov. Rauner enacts adult high school legislation
  2. Article number 2 - Gov. Rauner expands registered nursing practice authority
  3. Article number 3 - Gov. Rauner enacts civil asset forfeiture reform
  4. Article number 4 - Governor Rauner Broadens Access to Child Care Assistance Program
  5. Article number 5 - EDGE tax credit overhaul gets Gov. Rauner’s signature
  • Gov. Rauner enacts adult high school legislation

    ROCKFORD (Sept. 22, 2017) - Governor Bruce Rauner today signed HB 2527, amending the Illinois School Code to allow adults without high school degrees to acquire high school diplomas and allow for the creation of quality adult diploma programs.
     
    "Illinoisans of every age should have access to quality educational programs that give them a second chance at life," Gov. Rauner said. "This legislation will open doors of opportunity for adult learners who want to achieve better careers and higher wages, and it will also help address the large educational disparity in minority communities."

  •  Gov. Rauner expands registered nursing practice authority

    Gov. Rauner expands registered nursing practice authority

    Legislation will increase access to healthcare for Illinoisans and empower nurses

    DOWNERS GROVE, IL (Sept. 20, 2017) – Gov. Bruce Rauner today signed HB 313, which will grant greater authority to registered and licensed nurses in administering health services and lift burdensome licensing regulations.​​

  •  Gov. Rauner enacts civil asset forfeiture reform

    Gov. Rauner enacts civil asset forfeiture reform

    CHICAGO (Sept. 19, 2017) – Gov. Bruce Rauner signed HB303, bipartisan legislation aimed at reforming Illinois’ asset forfeiture system. The reforms will increase transparency and shift burdens of proof to protect innocent citizens while maintaining the proper use of asset forfeiture as a tool for law enforcement. Gov. Rauner was joined by Illinois State Police (ISP) officials, ACLU members, legislators, and advocate organizations.​

  •  Governor Rauner Broadens Access to Child Care Assistance Program

    Governor Rauner Broadens Access to Child Care Assistance Program

    SPRINGFIELD (Sept. 18, 2017) – Governor Bruce Rauner announced that the state’s Department of Human Services will broaden access to the Child Care Assistance Program. The move fulfills an agreement made with the legislature in 2015 to raise the income eligibility criteria to 185% of the federal poverty level from 162%. It means 16,000 more children will receive child care each month, for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2018.​

  •  EDGE tax credit overhaul gets Gov. Rauner’s signature

    EDGE tax credit overhaul gets Gov. Rauner’s signature

    Bipartisan legislation an important tool for job growth in Illinois

    CHICAGO (Sept. 18, 2017) – Gov. Bruce Rauner today signed legislation (HB162) that overhauls the EDGE Tax Credit Program and provides much-needed transparency and taxpayer protections.

    "The EDGE Tax Credit Program overhaul is a bipartisan job creation program that is innovative and competitive for businesses," Gov. Rauner said.​

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