Friday, February 23rd, 2018
Protecting DCFS employees; possible new school testing policy

Legislation filed to protect DCFS workers from assaultsWe have seen far too many reminders of how often the jobs of state employees require them to put themselves at risk to…

Friday, February 16th, 2018
Governor offers budget address; latest cash flow report

Governor Rauner delivers budget address On Wednesday, Governor Rauner gave his budget address – which outlined his budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year. He proposed a balanced budget: we…

Thursday, February 15th, 2018
Rep. Tom Bennett reacts to Governor’s 2018 budget address
Friday, February 9th, 2018
Budget address next week; remembering fire safety

Budget address coming up The House was in session for some routine business this week, mostly committee hearings which will start moving legislation out to the floor. The next big…

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
VIDEO: Rep. Bennett’s update from the Capitol for February 7, 2018
Friday, February 2nd, 2018
Session gets underway; State of the State

General Assembly back in SpringfieldThe House and Senate reconvened for the first two days of the spring session this week. A brief session on Tuesday was followed by a handful…

Thursday, February 1st, 2018
Rep. Tom Bennett Discusses Governor’s State of the State Address