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Illinois Passes Huge, Bipartisan Energy Bill, Proves Democracy Still Works

 ·  David Roberts, Vox   ·   Link to Article

The Future Energy Jobs Bill (SB 2814) is notable not only for its scale, but for the process that produced it. A wide variety of stakeholders were involved in negotiations, from utilities to environmental-justice advocates. The Illinois legislature is controlled by Democrats, but the bill passed on bipartisan votes in both houses and Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner signed it into law on Wednesday.

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