Friday, May 27th, 2016
Clock ticking on serious budget deal, Pontiac students’ legislation passes

Clock ticking on serious budget deal, Pontiac students’ legislation passes As always, you can contact me via webform at While there, I hope you will take a moment to…

Friday, May 27th, 2016
Bennett, House Republicans “Stand Up” to demand compromise

Rep. Tom Bennett (R-Gibson City) today joined House Republican colleagues in standing up to demand the House remain in session through the weekend to work toward an agreement on a…

Friday, May 20th, 2016
Budget negotiations continue, new drivers’ license design rolls out

With deadline approaching, more talk on the state budget It’s a common theme every week in May: legislators from both parties continue to negotiate a state budget. This week, Governor…

Thursday, May 19th, 2016
Bennett to appear on WCIA’s Capitol Connection on Sunday

Rep. Tom Bennett (R-Gibson City) will appear Sunday morning on WCIA’s Capitol Connection program to discuss the ongoing state budget negotiations. The program will air on WCIA at 10 a.m….

Friday, May 13th, 2016
Update from the Capitol 5/13/2016

One proposed Constitutional amendment clears both houses Only one of the many proposed Constitutional amendments made it through both houses in time to be submitted to the people of Illinois…

Friday, May 6th, 2016
Update from the Capitol 5/6/2016

Redistricting amendment passes Illinois House, graduated income tax not called for vote On Tuesday, the House passed a proposed Constitutional amendment which would change the way legislative district maps are…