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What's on the General Assembly's to-do list this session? Find out at MPC's 2007 media briefing

MPC will provide perspective on issues gaining traction with legislators, including what it will take to pass a new state capital plan and reform our school funding and property tax systems this session

(Chicago) … Reporters are invited to attend the Metropolitan Planning Council’s (MPC) January media briefing to learn more about issues topping legislators’ agendas for the 95 th Illinois General Assembly. Now that elections are over, find out how lawmakers plan to make good on campaign promises at this lunchtime briefing, Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007, noon to 1:30 p.m., at MPC offices, 25 E. Washington St., Suite 1600, Chicago .

At the briefing, MPC senior staff members will provide background and forecasts for issues already capturing the attention of lawmakers, including school funding and property tax reform; public transportation funding; a new state capital investment package; sustainable land use planning; and workforce housing. Staff will discuss challenges facing key bills expected to be introduced, and identify lawmakers who are emerging as champions of these issues.

Founded in 1934, the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan group of business and civic leaders committed to serving the public interest through the promotion and implementation of sensible planning and development policies necessary for an economically competitive Chicago region.

What:
Media briefing hosted by MPC will outline key issues topping the state legislature’s agenda for the 95th Illinois General Assembly.

Who:
MarySue Barrett
, MPC President
Scott Goldstein, MPC Vice President of Policy and Planning
Peter Skosey, MPC Vice President of External Relations
Robin Snyderman , MPC Housing Director

When:
Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007
noon to 1:30 p.m.

Where:
Metropolitan Planning Council, 25 E. Washington St., Suite 1600 , Chicago

All media are welcome to attend at no cost. Lunch will be provided.

Please register by contacting Mandy Burrell at 312-863-6018 or mburrell@metroplanning.org.

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