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Mendoza's Speech Before the Vote to Abolish the Death Penalty

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

SUSANA MENDOZA, ILLINOIS STATE REPRESENTATIVE

Rep. Susana Mendoza's speech on January 6, 2011 to the Illinois House of Representatives before the vote to abolish the death penalty.

The House and Senate voted on January 6, 2011 to abolish the death penalty in Illinois and sent the measure to Governor Pat Quinn’s desk.
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Income tax hike deal reached; Death penalty abolition advances

Thursday, January 06, 2011

DAVID MCKINNEY, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES | LINK TO ARTICLE

Gov. Quinn struck a deal with the Legislature’s ruling Democrats Thursday to raise the state income tax by 75 percent and boost the tax on cigarettes by $1 a pack — while a push to abolish the death penalty scored a historic legislative victory.
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Illinois House votes to abolish death penalty

Thursday, January 06, 2011

RAY LONG AND TODD WILSON, CHICAGO TRIBUNE | LINK TO ARTICLE

The death penalty would be abolished in Illinois under legislation the House approved for the first time Thursday, but the ban's fate is uncertain in the final days of the General Assembly's lame-duck session.
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New House Vote OKs Repeal Of Death Penalty

Thursday, January 06, 2011

CBS | LINK TO ARTICLE

Late Thursday afternoon, the House voted 59-58 to abolish the death penalty, one vote short of passing the proposal. One representative, Rosemary Mulligan (R-Des Plaines) did not vote at the time.
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