Haine on the floor

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois’ most vulnerable children may have shinier smiles this holiday season. A measure lifting restrictions on dental hygienists performing routine dental procedures was sent to the governor last week.

House Bill 500, sponsored by Illinois Senator Bill Haine (D-Alton), is a comprehensive approach to provide better access to dental care for children under 12 who are eligible for Medicaid or live in a household that is below 200% poverty.

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Haine on SB2039

ALTON — Millions of dollars owed to local communities will soon be on their way, Illinois Senator Bill Haine said Monday. The Illinois Senate voted to approve funding for items such as winter road maintenance, critical funding for mental health facilities and funding for community colleges.

“This measure is a great step forward in getting Illinois back on track,” Haine said. “These funds are important to local communities and should have never been tied up in the first place. Today, we were able to compromise and now municipalities across Madison and St. Clair counties will receive the funding they need in order to provide essential services. I am pleased to see that Governor Rauner is willing to compromise with us on this important issue.”

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Haine leadership meeting reactSPRINGFIELD – In response to the meeting Governor Bruce Rauner held with legislative leaders today, State Senator Bill Haine (D-Alton) released the following statement;

“I am happy to see this meeting happen. This is an important first step in getting a constructive dialogue going in order to compromise on tough issues. It is extremely important we take concrete steps to end this impasse. There is still much to be done to bring Illinois to its rightful place as a leader in manufacturing, agricultural production and shipping.  

“Illinois has always been a leader in education and infrastructure, such as highways, bridges and levee repairs. We need to ensure that Illinois fights its way back into a leadership role in the industrial, financial and agricultural sectors. Our economic base is at stake and we need to get down to business. We need to deemphasize the agendas and move toward cooperation for the common good.”

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Haine SIUE Pharm schoolEDWARDSVILLE—State Senator Bill Haine (D-Alton) spoke to a group of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy students on Tuesday.

Haine discussed updates to laws and regulations governing pharmacist while visiting with SIUE’s chapter of the American Pharmacist Association-Academy of Student Pharmacist.

“Staying engaged in public debate and understanding how healthcare is affected by the state is a key part of caring for your patients. Pharmacists are an important part of every community, and you are the future of this profession,” Haine said.

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