Late last week, the Illinois General Assembly passed the state’s budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2024, which represents the largest spending plan in Illinois history at $50.6 billion. The proposal now heads to the Governor to be signed.In the Senate, the plan received bipartisan opposition, in […]
As the Fiscal Year 2024 budget is finalized, State Senator Andrew Chesney (R-Freeport) is pushing for the Invest In Kids Tax Credit Scholarship Program to become permanent in Illinois.“Invest in Kids provides funds that allow lower-income students in underperforming schools to improve their chances for academic […]
SPRINGFIELD- Both chambers of the Illinois General have now given their approval to a plan filed byState Senator Tom Bennett (R-Gibson City) to reform teacher licensing requirements and provide some relief from the statewide teacher shortage. Bennett’s legislation addresses the heavily criticized edTPA requirement. “We keep […]
SPRINGFIELD – Illinois lawmakers have unanimously approved legislation sponsored by State Sen. Jil Tracy (R-Quincy) to allow more people to report suspicions of abuse that may have contributed to a senior citizen’s death. House Bill 2858 states that any person may report information about the suspicious […]
Last week, Ameren Illinois filed new electric rates with the Illinois Commerce Commission following the Midcontinent Independent System Operator’s (MISO) seasonal planning resource auction.Last summer, downstate consumers were hit with a dramatic increase in electric rates, resulting in many families paying over 90 percent more on […]
Legislators return to Springfield this week as discussions continue on the budget. Currently, the Governor’s proposed budget stands at almost $50 billion, an increase from the previous year. Meanwhile, revenue is slowing as pandemic-era federal funding is drying up and a recession looms.A major point of […]
Senate Bill 76 passes House, heads back to Sente for final approval Springfield, IL – Illinois State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Morris) and Illinois State Representative Lance Yednock (D-Ottawa) are excited to announce that the Illinois House of Representatives has passed Senate Bill 76, which would lift […]
Democrats, Republicans, law enforcement and school officials seek to include critical response mapping to save lives SPRINGFIELD – Working across the aisle and in tandem with police chiefs and education officials, members of the Illinois Senate outlined an initiative at a press conference Thursday to enhance […]
Springfield, IL – State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) is applauding the reinstatement of the Blue Collar Jobs Act, which seeks to bring good-paying jobs to Illinois through a series of income tax credits for qualified capital investments in the construction of new or improved property. The […]
Springfield, IL – Illinois is one step closer to officially recognizing the Honor and Remember Flag after legislation sponsored by Illinois Deputy Minority Leader Sue Rezin (R-Morris) passed out of the Senate on Thursday, May 11. “The Honor and Remember Flag is a powerful symbol of […]