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Tougher regulations on door-to-door energy sales pass House Tougher regulations on door-to-door energy sales pass House

Tougher regulations on door-to-door energy sales pass House

The Illinois House passed a bill backed by the state’s attorney general Thursday that would enact greater regulation of alternative retail energy suppliers, many of which go door-to-door using “deceptive practices” to lock consumers into contracts that ultimately lead to higher energy costs.
Senate advances two bills aimed at addressing teacher shortage Senate advances two bills aimed at addressing teacher shortage

Senate advances two bills aimed at addressing teacher shortage

A pair of bills aiming to address the teacher shortage passed the Senate today. The first, House Bill 2078, raises the minimum wage for teachers to $40,000 by the 2023-2024 school year. The second, Senate Bill 1952, would eliminate the current requirement that prospective teachers take a “test of basic skills” prior to the start of their student teaching.
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