Norine Hammond en The Push for Same-Sex Marriage in Illinois <p>Supporters of a same-sex marriage bill in Illinois (<a href=";GAID=12&amp;DocTypeID=SB&amp;LegId=68375&amp;SessionID=85&amp;GA=98" target="_blank">SB 10</a>) are rallying the troops as state lawmakers prepare for the final week of the veto session. Sun, 03 Nov 2013 18:27:46 +0000 Rich Egger 43224 at The Push for Same-Sex Marriage in Illinois Hammond Says Governor Must find funding for Initiatives <p>State Representative Norine Hammond (R-94) is taking a wait-and-see attitude after hearing Illinois Governor Pat Quinn&#39;s State of the State speech.<br /><br />She said she could support Quinn&#39;s plan to increase funding for the Monetary Award Program.&nbsp; It provides grants to college students.&nbsp; She has a few reservations.<br /><br />Hammond said,&nbsp; &ldquo;To increase MAP grants, if we have the funding-and again I think it&#39;s a big &#39;if&#39;-it is something that I could certainly support.&rdquo;<br /> Wed, 01 Feb 2012 21:36:19 +0000 James Lenz 9542 at Hammond Says Governor Must find funding for Initiatives Emphasis - January 13 <p>Rich Egger's guest is State Representative Norine Hammond (R-Macomb). They preview the Illinois legislature's 2012 session.<br /><br />Lawmakers do not return to Springfield until January 30, which is later than normal. Hammond believes the legal battle over redistricting is part of the reason for the delay.<br /><br />Hammond said the legislature must work to stabilize its finances. She pointed out Moody's lowered the state's credit rating late last week and Standard &amp; Poor's has the state on a watch list.<br /> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 16:39:52 +0000 Rich Egger 471 at Emphasis - January 13