Saturday, May 27th, 2017
Rep. Bennett Recaps the Week in Springfield for May 26th
Friday, May 26th, 2017
Grand bargain bills arrive in House; nurse layoffs avoided

A note to readersAs I write this on Friday, May 26, we are right in the middle of the end-of-session crush of activity at the Capitol ahead of our May…

Thursday, May 25th, 2017
VIDEO: Rep. Bennett Gives Update on Last Week’s Action in Springfield
Friday, May 19th, 2017
House works on Senate bills; revenue estimate needed for a budget

House begins work on bills which have passed the SenateThe Illinois House will spend most of mid-May considering Senate bills which have made it to the House. The Senate passed…

Friday, May 12th, 2017
Bipartisan group urging action; Jobless rate comparison

Bipartisan group of House lawmakers urges Senate to actLast week I shared with you some of my frustration at the level of partisanship that has come to dominate Springfield. This…

Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
Bennett, Illinois House, Honor Fallen Paxton-area Officers

State Rep. Tom Bennett (R-Gibson City) recognized fallen Paxton-area law enforcement officers with legislation which re-names the overpass near the site of the 1979 shootout where they fell in their…

Friday, May 5th, 2017
A sign of the dysfunction in Springfield; update on DOC nurses

Partisanship worsening the dysfunction in SpringfieldI have served in the House of Representatives for a little over two years, and in that time I have encountered a great deal of…

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
AUDIO: State Representative Tom Bennett gives wrap-up of week in Springfield

Following a week of action under the dome in Springfield, State Representative Tom Bennett (R-GIbson City) discusses what took place at the state capitol. The House will be back in…