- Published: Monday, June 07, 2021 02:21 PM
It’s hard to believe, but the spring legislative session is behind us. I’m proud of all we accomplished in Springfield in service of the people of our community, and of Illinois as a whole.
As we take our first steps into summer, I wanted to give you an update on the legislation I championed on behalf of the 1st District: Read on to learn more about measures to help minority-owned businesses win state contracts and make genetic testing more accessible.
But the work doesn’t stop when I leave Springfield. Already, I’ve started engaging community members, talking with advocates and gathering information to inform next year’s legislative agenda. I invite you to contact my office to discuss the issues most important to you—give us a call at 773-869-9050 or email us at senatortonymunoz.com/contact-us to share your ideas.
As always, it’s been an honor to represent you in the Illinois Senate. I wish you and your family a safe, healthy and happy summer!
State Senator | 1st District
Munoz measure to help minority-owned businesses win state contracts passes Senate
I sponsored legislation for minority- and women-owned businesses to be accepted for participation in the state’s Business Enterprise Program if they have already been certified by Chicago or Cook County’s program.
Read more here: https://bit.ly/2TvNZYu
Munoz advances plan to make genetic medical testing more accessible
I championed legislation requiring biomarker testing — the medical technology used to determine medical risk factors like cancer — to be covered under state-regulated insurance.
Read more here: https://bit.ly/3idsHt9
Restoring Trust in Government
Illinoisans deserve to trust their elected officials to serve the people—not their pocketbooks. I’m proud to announce the General Assembly passed Senate Bill 539, which tightens existing ethics laws and introduces new regulations to prioritize integrity, honesty and trust in our state government. The bill passed unanimously and now heads to the governor’s desk to be signed into law.
My Take on the Budget
Munoz supports funding for broadband, education
As we put the pandemic behind us, we have to prioritize getting our communities the resources they need. This year’s budget continues Illinois’ path toward stability with funding for broadband programs that many people depend on for school and work.
I’m also pleased we are increasing education funding for our schools. The budget includes funds for after school programs, which is essential to keep the students active and engaging in a positive way.