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Census reform bill passes Illinois House Committee

HB94 sponsored by Rep. Lashawn Ford, has passed out of committee and is before the full Illinois House.

by Peter Wagner, March 15, 2011

Illinois’ HB94, Prisoner Census Addresses, sponsored by Rep. Lashawn Ford, has passed out of committee. The bill would, starting with the next census, count incarcerated people at home. It is now before the full house. Read Rep. Ford’s press release.



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