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Governor Pritzker Signs Two Bills Into Law

Governor JB Pritzker signed legislation making Penicillium Rubens as the official state microbe and other legislation that adds agricultural science and agricultural education as an option to fulfill the coursework requirements for university admission. Governor Pritzker says it’s important to recognize the value of agricultural science.



Sponsor of the bill, Springfield State Senator Doris Turner, says that this has been a big push of hers since she took over for former State Senator Andy Manar.



State Senator Elgie Sims says that its important to expand opportunities for children.



State Representative Ryan Spain praised the decision of making Penicillin as the official state microbe as it came from Peoria and said that the Allies wouldn’t have won WWII without it.



Both laws go into effect on January 1st, 2022.

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