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Curran appointed to Task Forces dedicated to technology and language access

Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) appointed State Senator John Curran (R-Downers Grove) to the Illinois Blockchain Task Force and Language Access to Government Services Task Force on September 7.

“Thank you to Leader Brady for these opportunities to help address critical issues for our state—government efficiency and constituent services,” said Curran. “Illinois could greatly benefit from new advances in technology. I’m really looking forward to working with the Blockchain Task Force to help reduce and eliminate duplicative processes and increase efficiency—which will result in more cost savings for taxpayers. It’s also extremely important that every single resident has access to government information and resources, so I’ll be working with the Language Access to Government Services Task Force to make the Illinois government websites more language-friendly for everyone. It’s a great change I’m excited to be a part of.”

The Illinois Blockchain Task Force is an intergovernmental initiative created to research how encrypted digital technology can help to streamline internal and external government functions to achieve greater efficiency at less cost to the taxpayer. It is made up of 17 members who have been appointed from various government agencies and technology companies.

The Language Access to Government Services Task Force is dedicated to making information on government services more accessible to foreign-language speakers and those with limited English proficiency. The task force will meet, research and make recommendations for reducing the language barriers for Illinois residents, especially on State agencies’ websites. It is made up of 16 members who have been appointed by the State Senate, Governor’s Office, House of Representatives, Attorney General, and Secretary of State’s Office.

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