As the 60-day deadline for executive action approached, the Governor took action on all remaining bills.  Some of the Governor’s final actions included the signings of several bills supported by Senate Republicans. Those bills included: Senate Bill 1782 – States that a minor younger than age 16 […]
On Aug. 11, the Governor signed a pair of bills directed at establishing scholarship programs to attract talented high school graduates to attend Illinois universities and colleges. The first bill, House Bill 301, permanently establishes Illinois’ Aspirational Institutional Match Helping Illinois Grow Higher Education (AIM HIGH) […]
On Aug. 11, Gov. JB Pritzker issued a full veto of Senate Bill 76, which would have ended Illinois’ decades-old ban on the construction of advanced nuclear reactors. Senate Bill 76, filed by Republican State Senator Sue Rezin, garnered strong bipartisan support, receiving a 36-14 vote […]
(UI/EIU)-Backed Program Designed to Help Schools Keep the Best and Brightest Students in Illinois What began as a statewide pilot program, designed to keep the best and brightest students in Illinois, will now be permanent, due to legislation sponsored by State Senator Chapin Rose (R-Mahomet), that […]
The 2023 edition of the Illinois State Fair officially opened on August 10th, with a formal ribbon cutting in the morning, followed by the annual Twilight Parade in the evening. One of the event’s longstanding traditions is the construction and unveiling of the butter cow, a […]
If a parent has to consent for their child to receive a medical procedure or test, then they should be able to access the resulting records and results. That’s the idea behind a new law brought by State Senator Steve McClure (R-Springfield). Under prior Illinois law, […]
Illinois has two new laws on the books designed to lower costs for two potentially life-saving medicines, insulin, and epi-pens, offering a lifeline to people across Illinois with diabetes or serious allergies. House Bill 2189 lowers the current cap on a 30-day supply of insulin from […]
Members of the Senate Republican Caucus are calling for answers after a recent audit showed that Governor Pritzker’s IDES (Illinois Department of Employment Security) lost $5.2 billion through illegitimate unemployment payments during the pandemic, due primarily to fraud and identity theft. Noting the audit showed that […]
Nuclear must be a part of Illinois’ energy portfolio Springfield, IL – State Senator Sue Rezin (R-Morris) issued the following statement in reaction to Governor Pritzker’s decision to veto Senate Bill 76, which would have ended state’s moratorium on building advanced, small modular nuclear reactors: “The governor is […]
Senator Bryant reacts to Illinois Supreme Court ruling State Senator Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) released the following statement after the Illinois Supreme Court ruled 4-3 to uphold the state’s “assault weapons” ban: “While the Illinois Supreme Court’s ruling is disappointing, it shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. The […]