Hunter's top 5 legislative issues of 2013

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The top 5 legislative issues State Senator Mattie Hunter (D-Chicago) tackled in 2013.

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Hunter's top 5 legislative issues of 2013

  1. 1. Senator Mattie Hunter’s Top 5 in 2013
  2. 2. 1. Minority business contracts Hunter created a revolving loan fund to increase state contracts with women and minority business owners. SB 2320
  3. 3. 2. Logging racial data Law enforcement must log the racial and ethnic information of every criminal. SB 1598
  4. 4. 3. Medical aid for the incarcerated People who are currently imprisoned can apply for medical aid any time while serving their sentence. HB 1046
  5. 5. 4. Breast cancer awareness Hunter advocated the need for breast cancer awareness and research within the minority community. She also helped dedicate an Illinois Lottery ticket to the former Illinois Lottery director, Carolyn Adams, who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2007. HB 3175
  6. 6. 5. Trauma center deserts Hunter made trauma center deserts, or the lack of access to a trauma center, a statewide issue after holding a hearing in Chicago. In 2014, Hunter plans to hold future hearings and develop legislation to increase access to medical facilities across the state.

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