“We have a moral obligation to not turn our backs on 342,000 low income people who are unable to access coverage today.  When they do present at hospital emergency rooms they end up costing all of us more money than if they had some form of health insurance in the first place. With an influx of federal cash, this is the time to help the most vulnerable people in our state get the medical care they need,” said State Senator Toi Hutchinson (D- Chicago Heights).

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021413br0652rSPRINGFIELD - State Senator Toi Hutchinson (D- Chicago Heights), voted today to pass Senate Bill 10, also known as the Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act.

Hutchinson believes that all couples regardless of sexual orientation should be afforded the same opportunities and benefits under the law.

“This is a new day for Illinois and we should all be proud.  We are giving all couples regardless of sexual orientation the opportunity to marry the person they love,” Hutchinson said.  

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Tax preparation assistance is available for low income families and the elderly, with locations across the 40th District.

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"Tying the personal exemption to inflation will hopefully be the first step of many in providing
some progressivity to our income tax code." - State Senator Toi Hutchinson

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Just over a year ago, legislation increasing both the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the personal exemption, both utilized by working families, was signed into law by the governor.

“Working families will see an increase in both the EITC and the personal exemption when filing their state tax forms this year,” State Senator Toi Hutchinson (D – Chicago Heights) said. “While the increase is modest, it is vitally important for thousands of Illinois families struggling with increases in living expenses.”

Hutchinson was the lead sponsor of Senate Bill 400, passed by the General Assembly and signed into law by the governor last January, which raised the EITC from 5% to 10% in 2013, providing the first increase since its inception in 2000. The EITC primarily targets working families with children. According to the Voice for Illinois Children, more than 935,000 working families benefit from the EITC.

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