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2013 Press Release Archive 

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December 2013

Lt. Governor delivers holiday gifts to Gifford

Lt. Governor Simon survey findings include call for improved education funding
Lt. Gov. Simon pushes for remedial education reform at Education Commission of the States meeting

November 2013

Lt. Gov. Simon encouraging residents to "Buy Local" during Small Business Saturday

Simon surveys storm recovery in Gifford, Brookport

Lt. Governor Simon urges governor to sign rural emergency services legislation during Rockford visit

Lt. Governor Simon attends landmark marriage equality signing

Simon pushing for bold solutions to education funding fairness at Champaign public hearing

Simon applauds historic passage of marriage equality

October 2013

September 2013

Lt. Governor Simon to host EMS summit

Simon urges civic engagement while speaking at alma mater

Simon celebrates women in politics at League of Women Voters

Simon pushes to prioritize health care funding

Simon: Remember September 11 tragedy by helping others

Lt. Governor Simon to tour Midwest Technical Institute

August 2013

Simon announces 2013 Du Quoin State Fair tent

Simon announces 2013 State Fair schedule

July 2013

Simon launches online military survey

Simon: Expanded eligibility for Link grants to farmers and markets

Simon announces updated Rural Development Resource Guide

Simon seeking clemency for Jacksonville abolitionists

June 2013

Simon adds support to comprehensive immigration reform at Lt. Governors Conference

Simon: Remove barriers to college completion 

Simon seeking clemency for Illinois abolitionists

Lt. Governor Simon issues statement on Supreme Court decisions

Lt. Governor Simon: Don’t double student loan rates

Simon: Clock is ticking for municipal assault weapon bans

May 2013

Simon’s college scorecard resolution adopted by General Assembly

Simon: Reserve your place for Moline listening post

Simon expands virtual legal clinic to Cairo

Lt. Governor Simon introduces new 6th-12th grade math courses

Simon’s college scorecard resolution passes committee

Simon: Sign up for Illinois Women’s Health Registry

Classrooms First legislation heads to Governor’s desk

Simon: Reservation deadline approaching for Belleville listening post

Simon encourages Senate passage of tightly-regulated medical marijuana legislation

Kotowski fighting to eliminate corruption

Simon applauds historic Senate pension action

Senate passes Lt. Governor’s ethics reform bill

Lt. Gov. Simon testifies in Senate committee on behalf of ethics reform legislation

Lt. Gov. Simon encourages passage of measure to support education funding reform

Pass ethics reform measure now

April 2013

Simon: Apply to College Illinois! to budget for college now

Lt. Governor Simon: Flood dangers not over yet

Simon: Effective background checks a “must” for concealed carry law

Lt. Governor Simon applauds Senate committee for passage of taxpayer receipt bill

Simon continues work to increase access to fresh food for all Illinois families

Simon releases 2012 tax returns

Lt. Governor Simon announces transparency initiative

Simon rallies in support of equal pay

Lt. Governor Simon, members of Firearms Working Group release concealed carry checklist 

March 2013

Lt. Governor Simon applauds Congressional renewal of Violence Against Women Act

Lt. Governor Simon reduces office budget by 12 percent over last two years

Simon’s Firearms Working Group meets with health care professionals

Lt. Governor Simon statement on House committee passage of marriage equality legislation

Lt. Governor Simon statement on passing of Justice Mary Ann McMorrow

Lt. Governor Simon honors Lake Zurich teens working to end teen dating violence

Simon stands with Senate on marriage equality vote

Lt. Governor Simon’s Firearms Working Group to meet with families impacted by gun violence

Lt. Governor Simon announces game-changing education reforms

Statement from Lt. Governor Sheila Simon on the State of the State address

January 2013

Simon Launches Firearms Working Group

Lt. Governor Simon praises Governor for signing law to increase road safety 

La vicegobernadora Simon aplaude la nueva ley para la seguridad de las carreteras

Simon issues statement regarding President Obama’s gun control proposals

Simon to new U.S. Reps: Join Defense Communities Caucus

Simon congratulates members of 98th General Assembly

Lt. Governor Simon applauds House passage of licenses for all eligible Illinois drivers 

Simon, Jesse Tyler Ferguson urge January passage of gay marriage bill

Simon and “Modern Family” actor call for marriage equality