Senator Manar Proposes Plan To Reopen State Museum

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SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Andy Manar’s proposal to reopen the Illinois State Museum system has received veto-proof support from lawmakers.

The Senate approved Manar’s (D – Bunker Hill) legislation in August, while the House approved it on Tuesday, November 10. Both entities approved it with bipartisan, veto-proof majorities.

Senate Bill 317 was introduced in July to guarantee the State Museum in Springfield, along with its four branch sites, stay open.

“The State Museum is a vital educational and cultural institution and should remain open,” Manar explains.

The bill’s next step is going to Governor Rauner.

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