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Dear Friends,

Last week, I joined fellow lawmakers in Springfield as we considered several important pieces of legislation, including one that authorizes $5 billion in federal dollars to fund social services. While we are still without a full state budget, this federal money will go to programs that assist crime victims, provide assistance to citizens with disabilities and senior citizens, as well as programs for women and children. Read more about what’s going on in Springfield below.

Recently, several pieces of legislation I sponsored and co-sponsored have been signed into law. Among these are measures that preserve DNA evidence in homicide cases, and other measures that help local government function more efficiently. Click here to read more about these pieces of legislation.

I am also proud to have been appointed to serve on the Electronic Driver’s License Task Force, which is tasked with studying the feasibility of using electronic driver’s licenses in Illinois. As new technologies emerge, it’s important to look at how they can be used to make government more efficient and effective. Read more about this task force below.

As always, I hope you will contact me or my office with questions or concerns you may have.

Karen McConnaughay

State Senator for the 33rd District

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