CHICAGO–(ENEWSPF)–August 10, 2017. “I want to congratulate State Senator Toi Hutchinson (D-Olympia Fields) on her election as president of the National Conference of State Legislatures for the 2018-2019 term. As chair of the Senate Revenue Committee, Senator Hutchinson was incredibly instrumental in negotiating the state’s first bipartisan, balanced budget in over two years. The service she has shown over the last eight years in the Illinois Senate will make her an effective advocate for state lawmakers across the nation.”
Background: Toi Hutchinson
Illinois Senator Toi Hutchinson (D), president-elect. Hutchinson has served in the Illinois Senate since 2009 and currently serves as chairwoman of the Senate Revenue Committee. In that role, Hutchinson introduced legislation to close corporate tax loopholes, and passed legislation increasing the earned income tax credit as well as the standard tax exemption. As a senator, Hutchinson has placed a high priority on working to modernize Illinois’ tax structure, protecting women and children from violence and exploitation and supporting construction projects that create jobs while also maintaining Illinois’ position as an international transportation hub.