Adult-Use Cannabis

Senator Steans has been a leader in the effort to legalize adult-use recreational cannabis in Illinois. She worked with Gov. Pritzker and her colleagues in the General Assembly to legalize the use of marijuana in Illinois with a strong emphasis on social equity. The legalization of adult-use cannabis is expected to spur economic development in Illinois, including up to $700 …

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The Environment

Senator Steans serves on the Environment and Conservation Committee, working to protect our environment and promote a more just and sustainable future by moving to a more eco-conscious energy sector. Heather has worked to improve the environment by passing legislation that reduces mercury waste, creating commercial composting capabilities and banning microbeads. She is proud to have a 100% rating from …

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Healthcare

As the chair of the Special Committee on Oversight of Medicaid Managed Care, Sen. Heather Steans understands that everyone deserves access to quality affordable healthcare, regardless of race, age, gender, sexual orientation, immigration or disability status. Heather was the Senate sponsor House Bill 40 that passed protecting women’s right to choose in Illinois even if Roe v. Wade were overturned. …

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Budget

As one of the budget negotiators in the Illinois Senate, Heather Steans knows Illinois isn’t broken, but our tax system is. Simply put: we don’t collect enough revenue from the wealthy and we tax middle-class and working families too much. Heather believes we need to reform our tax code by lowering property taxes and amending the state constitution to allow …

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