haine vet fair flierEDWARDSVILLE – Working to bring state services and resources to Metro East veterans, State Senator Bill Haine (D–Alton) and Representative Dan Beiser (D-Alton) will host a veterans fair from 1 to 4 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 15, at Edwardsville American Legion Post #199.

“There are many veterans services available but it can be difficult to navigate them all. We want to bring these programs and organizations together under one roof to better serve our veterans,” Haine said.

““This is a streamlined opportunity for veterans to ask questions, get resources and explore career paths. We want to ensure veterans can access the benefits they have earned though their service to our country,” Beiser added.

The fair is aimed to provide career and educational opportunities for former service members as well as care and benefit information from public and private programs.

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ALTON –State Senator Bill Haine (D-Alton) will host a Senior Fraud Prevention Workshop in conjunction with the Attorney General’s office and Senior Services Plus in Alton.  

The event will teach seniors how to receive warnings on senior scams, how to protect themselves, friends and family from scam artists and fraudulent businesses, how to avoid identity theft, how to check their credit report and how to file a consumer fraud complaint.

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Haine votes to override HB1SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Senate voted to override Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto of legislation to address heroine and opioid abuse in Illinois.

“This measure is a true example of legislators working together in a bipartisan fashion to address a major issue our state faces,” said State Senator Bill Haine (D-Alton). “As a former State’s Attorney, I know the importance of punishing the dealer and treating the addicted. This law will address the significant increase in heroin and opioid related deaths and overdoses that has cost Illinois $4 billion. It will help save lives and make sure addicts receive the treatment they need. This override was a necessary step in the effective handling of a statewide issue. ”

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MCPPSPRINGFIELD – Legislation extending the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program (MCPP) to four years was rejected by Governor Bruce Rauner today. His veto, however, offered specific changes. His action would only extend the program another two years from the date the first medical cannabis dispensary gets registered by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (DFPR).

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