18
October , 2017
Wednesday

Email This Post Email This Post

Committee will continue studying ways to address disparities, diversify investments

 

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Illinois State Senator Kwame Raoul (D-13th) will continue promoting state investment in minority and female-owned businesses as chairperson of the newly organized Special Committee on Public Pensions and State Investments.

Raoul, who served as chairperson of the Senate Pensions and Investments Committee from 2007 to 2012, has convened annual hearings on the inclusion of minority and female business owners and financial services professionals in the state retirement funds’ investment plans.

“I’m excited about continuing this important work of leveling the playing field through a committee focused specifically on how and where the state invests its resources,” Raoul said. “Although the idea for the committee arose out of the diversity hearings, the other committee members and I anticipate considering a variety of issues related to pensions and state investments, as the committee’s name suggests.”

Senator Sue Rezin (R-Morris) will serve as the committee’s co-chairperson. The other members are Senator James F. Clayborne, Jr. (D-Belleville), Senator Iris Martinez (D-20th), Senator Michael Frerichs (D-Champaign), Senator Tim Bivins (R-Dixon), Senator Dan Duffy (R-Barrington) and Senator Karen McConnaughay (R-South Elgin).

You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Recent Comments

Welcome to CopyLine Magazine! The first issue of CopyLine Magazine was published in November, 1990, by Editor & Publisher Juanita Bratcher. CopyLine’s main focus is on the political arena – to inform our readers and analyze many of the pressing issues of the day - controversial or otherwise. Our objectives are clear – to keep you abreast of political happenings and maneuvering in the political arena, by reporting and providing provocative commentaries on various issues. For more about CopyLine Magazine, CopyLine Blog, and CopyLine Television/Video, please visit juanitabratcher.com, copylinemagazine.com, and oneononetelevision.com. Bratcher has been a News/Reporter, Author, Publisher, and Journalist for 33 years. She is the author of six books, including “Harold: The Making of a Big City Mayor” (Harold Washington), Chicago’s first African-American mayor; and “Beyond the Boardroom: Empowering a New Generation of Leaders,” about John Herman Stroger, Jr., the first African-American elected President of the Cook County Board. Bratcher is also a Poet/Songwriter, with 17 records – produced by HillTop Records of Hollywood, California. Juanita Bratcher Publisher

Recent Posts