“The compromise allows businesses ample time to sell the products they currently have while designing environmentally-friendly alternatives.” - State Senator Linda Holmes

microbeadsRSPRINGFIELD - State Senator Linda Holmes (D-Aurora) was a co-sponsor of the legislation that bans the use of micro-beads in Illinois. The bill was signed by Governor Pat Quinn on Sunday.

“This plan is the result of an agreement between environmental groups and manufacturers,” Holmes said. “The compromise allows businesses ample time to sell the products they currently have while designing environmentally-friendly alternatives.”

Micro-beads, small, plastic spheres in personal care products, can cause serious environmental damage according to recent studies. 

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052214 js 1082RRecently, the Illinois Senate approved a resolution to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. I was proud to cast my vote in favor of this measure to ensure Illinois becomes the 36th state to ratify the ERA.

Click below to hear my remarks from the Senator floor:

Click here to read more about the passing of this resolution.

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fraudRSPRINGFIELD – State Senator Linda Holmes’ (D-Aurora) measure to curtail welfare abuse in Illinois passed the Senate today.

“This proposal protects families in need who qualify for public assistance, like Supplemental Nutrition Program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and Aid to the Aged, Blind or Disabled,” Holmes said.  “It will reduce the number of applicants being taken advantage of in completing or submitting an application for public assistance programs.”

The bill was introduced in response to a situation near Holmes’ district where an individual was soliciting their assistance in the benefit application process in exchange for a portion of those benefits.

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MRP Aurora Flyer 2014 Page 1

On Saturday, July 12, I am co-hosting a Mortgage Relief Project outreach event in Aurora.

This free event will explain ways to take advantage of programs that lower your mortgage, avoid foreclosure and keep your home.

Click on the flyer to the left for more information.

Click here for more information on what documentation to bring to this event.

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