Stuart to Attend First Public Meeting of Warehouse Task Force

July 13, 2023

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – State Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, is set to attend the first public meeting of Illinois’ Warehouse Safety Standards Task Force on July 18 at Birger Hall on the campus of Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (SIUE) at 10 a.m. The meeting is open to the public. “Nobody should be injured or lose their life because the building they are working in isn’t built to keep them safe in the event of a completely foreseeable hazard. But that’s just what happened in our community on

Stuart Bill Addressing Underpayment of Teacher-Mentors Becomes Law

July 12, 2023

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Experienced educators will no longer be underpaid for mentoring newer colleagues under new legislation passed by state Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, and signed into law on June 30. “For many Illinois educators, teaching consists not only of many hours inside the classroom, but also many hours outside the classroom,” Stuart said. “But even though mentoring by more experienced colleagues is an important part of newer teachers learning their indispensable trade, we were seeing that th

Stuart Law Will Expand Access to Milk Banks for New Parents

July 10, 2023

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – New mothers in Illinois will be better informed when it comes to breast milk donation and how to obtain donated breast milk if needed, under a law passed by state Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, which recently went into effect. “Milk banks are a crucial part of our efforts to ensure a safe and adequate supply of donor breast milk, but they are reliant on the generosity of volunteers,” Stuart said. “That’s why it’s important that we inform mothers about their options when it comes to

Stuart Education Initiatives Signed Into Law

July 7, 2023

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Students will be more empowered and prepared as they embark on their post-secondary education, under a smart package of new legislation passed by state Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, that became law last week. “Students today have many opportunities after they graduate from high school, but they can’t take advantage of possibilities they are unaware of,” Stuart said.

Stuart Highlights Measures to Make Higher Education Affordable

July 5, 2023

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – State Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, is promoting recent measures aimed at making a college education more affordable and accessible. “We’ve all seen how higher education has gotten more expensive and more difficult to access for many in our state,” Stuart said. “That’s why we prioritized measures aimed at keeping college within reach for every student and family in Illinois.”