Louis I. Lang

State Representative

Deputy Majority Leader

16th District

Democratic Floor Leader

Member:

Judiciary I - Civil Law

Insurance

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District Office: 4121 Main St., Skokie, IL 60076

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Rep. Lou Lang: Sponsors Bill to Support Israel-Self Defense; Bill passes with debate

(Skokie, IL) -- December 4, 2012 -- State Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie)

H.R. 1313 - Representative Lang as Chief Sponsor and Representatives Mathias - Nekritz - Biss - Feingenholtz as Chief Co-Sponsors --- Shows our unwavering commitment to the security of the State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state with secure borders and recognize and strongly support its inherent right to act in self-defense to protect its citizens against acts of terrorism (Rules RBA)

 

Rep. Lou Lang: Illinois Asian-Americans Need a Voice in Springfield

(Skokie, IL) -- State Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie) says Illinois Asian-Americans need to have their voice heard in the Illinois General Assembly. Lang recently took the lead to form the first legislative Asian-American Caucus.

 

 

Rep. Lou Lang: Gov. Pat Quinn's Illinois Gaming Bill Veto is a "Big Disappointment"

(Chicago, IL) — August 29, 2012. Illinois House Deputy Majority Leader Lou Lang (D-Skokie) criticizes Gov. Pat Quinn's veto of Illinois gaming expansion legislation, which Lang sponsored, saying the move threatens saving or creating 90,000 jobs.

 

 

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State Rep. Lou Lang responds to Gov. Pat Quinn's veto of Illinois gaming expansion legislation.

 

Rep. Lou Lang: Helps Win Illinois House Passage of Bill to Cut Lawmaker Salaries 10%, Freeze Raises

(Springfield, IL) — April 8, 2011. Illinois House Deputy Majority Leader Lou Lang (D-Skokie) this week helped win House passage of a bill to permanently cut legislative salaries by 10% and abolish future cost-of-living raises.

The Illinois House on Tuesday voted 85-14 to approve the legislation, House Bill 2891, to slice nearly $6,800 off lawmakers annually salary and to freeze their paychecks at approximately $60,000.

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Rep. Lou Lang Helps Win Illinois House Passage of Bill to Cut Lawmaker Salaries 10%, Freeze Raises

(Springfield, IL) — April 8, 2011. Illinois House Deputy Majority Leader Lou Lang (D-Skokie) this week helped win House passage of a bill to permanently cut legislative salaries by 10% and abolish future cost-of-living raises.

The Illinois House on Tuesday voted 85-14 to approve the legislation, House Bill 2891, to slice nearly $6,800 off lawmakers annually salary and to freeze their paychecks at approximately $60,000.

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Rep. Lou Lang continues fight to approve Medical Marijuana

(Springfield, IL) — April 3, 2011.

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Rep. Lou Lang pushes to Abolish IL Lawmakers' pay raises

(Springfield, IL) — March 31, 2011. Illinois House Deputy Majority Leader Lou Lang (D-Skokie) is backing a bi-partisan effort by freshmen and veteran House lawmakers to permanently cut legislative salaries by 10% and abolish future cost-of-living raises.

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Illinois House Panel Approves Slot Machines At Illinois Horseracing Tracks

(Springfield, IL) — March 18, 2011. An Illinois House committee on Thursday approved legislation that would permit slot machines at the state¨s six horse-race tracks while it would lower existing riverboat taxes and grant those casinos additional gaming positions.

 

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Rep. Lou Lang Wins House Panel Approval of Illinois Medical Marijuana Legislation

(Springfield, IL) – March 9, 2011. An Illinois House panel today voted to approve the use of medical marijuana for individuals who suffer from chronic pain and debilitating medical conditions, such as Hepatitis C, HIV/AIDS, and cancer.

 

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Rep. Lou Lang Permanently Suspends Illinois Legislative Scholarships, Sponsors Bill to Abolish the Lawmaker Tuition Waivers

(Springfield, IL) — As a cost-cutting measure, Illinois House Deputy Majority Leader Lou Lang (D-Skokie) today announced he would no longer grant Illinois General Assembly scholarships to constituents, and that he had joined a legislative push to abolish the scholarships.

 

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Lou Lang: Gov. Quinn's Budget Must Be Cut More, But Cuts Must Be Fair without Gutting Essential Illinois Human Services

(Skokie, IL) – February 20, 2011. The new Illinois budget proposed last week by Governor Pat Quinn—which included $1.7 billion in new spending—has drawn criticism from a top House Democratic lawmaker who wants deeper budget cuts, but cuts that are evenly distributed without undermining essential human services.

 

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FOX Sunday (May 23, 2010) Lou Lang interviewed about the Illinois State Budget

 

 

Medical Marijuana Supporter (Rep. Lou Lang) and Opponent Face Off

State Rep. Lou Lang is the man pushing for Illinois' medical marijuana law. Peter Bensinger, a former DEA administrator, is against it.

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Leader Lou Lang explains House adjournment

  Leader Lou Lang (D-Skokie 16th District) spoke to reporters shortly after the House adjourned. Here’s what he said…


 

 

Lang, Murphy Comment on Fox-TV about Quinn's 1st 100 days

 

 

House Ok's Bill to Fire State Education Board, Curtail Gov's Power to Appoint Board; Superintendent Could be BootedSponsored by State Rep. Lou Lang (D-Skokie), the bill creates a new and permanent seven-member nomination panel that would identify, evaluate, and submit a list of qualified education board candidates to the Governor for his or her consideration.

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Illinois House Panel Approves Lang Bill to Boost Foster Parent Reimbursement by One-Time $24 Million Grant^It¨s an embarrassment that DCFS seeks volunteer foster parents to care for abused and neglected children and then refuses to pay the full cost of care, ̄ said Lang. ^This one-time $24 million grant attempts to address DCFS¨ negligence. ̄

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Governor Quinn Makes Good Start, Faces Perilous Budget Crisis—"Personally, I have had more conversation with the new Governor in the last 30 days than I had in the previous six years with Blagojevich. Virtually every lawmaker is breathing a deep sigh of relief."

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Lou Lang Speaks at Marijuana Bill Signing

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Illinois medical marijuana law would serve as a model for the nation

According to a CBS News poll conducted in November, 83% of Americans favor allowing doctors to prescribe medical marijuana

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Citizen Action Illinois
Backs
Rep. Lou Lang
for Reelection

(Chicago) – A top Illinois public interest advocacy group today endorsed Democratic State Rep. Lou Lang of Skokie in his bid reelection

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Endorses Lou Lang

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Lang Bill Aims to Add State Enforcement to Federal Mental Health Parity Insurance Requirement

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Lang Pledges Thorough Review of Illinois Senate Gaming Bill; Says Changes Likely

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National Small Business Group Honors House Deputy Majority Leader Lou Lang

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Lou Lang: Illinois Minimum Wage Hike for 400,000 Workers, 70,000 New Jobs Boost Illinois Economy, Governor Pat Quinn

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Governor Pat Quinn Approves Rep. Lou Lang Bill to End Predator 1,000% Pay Day Loans in Illinois

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NEW LEGISLATION

State Representative Lou Lang (D-16th) and State Senator Maggie Crotty (D-19th) responsible for Illinois passing resolutions to examine the cost of phototherapy copays for psoriasis—

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Payday Lending Reform Passes General Assembly
Senator Kimberly Lightford & Representative Lou Lang
sponsor House Bill 537

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