Friday, June 29th, 2018
Rural hospital plan approved; Fireworks safety reminder

Plan to protect safety net and rural hospitals approvedThe federal government has approved Illinois’ plan to protect safety net and rural hospitals while ensuring continued federal support for quality healthcare…

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018
Rep. Bennett applauds inclusion of more than 40 local road projects in IDOT multi-year plan

PONTIAC – State Representative Tom Bennett (R-Gibson City) recently expressed his appreciation for the Illinois Department of Transportation’s (IDOT) inclusion of more than 40 local road projects in its multi-year…

Friday, June 22nd, 2018
SWCD funds released; disaster assistance application deadline approaching

Soil and Water District Funding released Soil and water districts, as well as county fairs, agriculture societies and the University of Illinois Extension will be receiving $16 million in state…

Friday, June 15th, 2018
Partial pension reform; higher age for purchasing tobacco

Partial pension reform passed on final day of sessionOne of the largest long-term challenges state government faces is the large unfunded pension liabilities in state-managed pension funds. These include the…

Friday, June 8th, 2018
Bills passed this spring include legislation for teachers, injured first responders

Bill to address teacher shortage headed to the GovernorA bill I sponsored which would make to hire classroom teachers and substitute teachers has passed both houses of the legislature and…

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018
Rep. Bennett and Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs pleased by release of county fair funding

SPRINGFIELD – Rep. Tom Bennett (R-Gibson City) spearheaded the fight over the past several months to ensure that county fairs received the money appropriated to them in the FY18 state…