Monday, July 31st, 2017
VIDEO: Rep. Tom Bennett Discusses School Funding
Friday, July 28th, 2017
School funding; “extended fiscal hangover”

Governor calls special session for school funding reformGovernor Rauner called the House and Senate back into session this week to get an agreement on a new school funding formula. The…

Friday, July 21st, 2017
Waiting on school funding reform; agency merger completed

School funding reform bill hanging in limboThe legislature has been in summer recess for the past couple of weeks. During that time I have taken the opportunity to visit several…

Friday, July 14th, 2017
Thanking first responders; college exam bill becomes law

Thank you to our first respondersFar too often we are reminded of the risks that our first responders take to keep us safe. In the past few weeks, those of…

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
AUDIO: Rep. Bennett discusses the 2017 Special Session

Rep. Tom Bennett (R-Gibson City) discusses the summer 2017 special session of the Illinois legislature in which the House and Senate voted to raise taxes and enact a state budget…

Friday, July 7th, 2017
Budget and revenue bills pass; 9-1-1 legislation becomes law

House overrides Governor’s budget, tax vetoesAs you have probably read and heard, the House passed a budget and a tax increase on Sunday night. The spending bill, Senate Bill 6,…