Friday, May 24th, 2019
Graduated tax hike takes another step; working groups developing state budget

Graduated income tax increase passes House committee The proposal to raise income taxes through a graduated income tax system passed the House Revenue and Finance Committee this week with every…

Friday, May 17th, 2019
Graduated tax hike hearing; infrastructure plan starting to move

Hearing set for graduated income tax hike On Monday the House Revenue and Finance Committee will meet to hear discussion of the proposed graduated income tax increase, officially known as…

Friday, May 10th, 2019
More bills out of committee; Good news on revenue and pensions

Committee passes infant death investigation bill This week the House was busy with committee hearings for bills which have come over from the Senate. Dozens of these bills cleared committee…

Friday, May 3rd, 2019
Back in action

Glad to be back in Springfield After several weeks of recovery from a recent car accident, I was happy to once again be among my colleagues at the Capitol as…

Friday, April 26th, 2019
Child Abuse Prevention Month; Unemployment ticks up

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month This month we mark Child Abuse Prevention Month. While this is a top priority all year round, this month gives us an opportunity to…

Friday, April 12th, 2019
Bennett bills pass the House; Graduated tax hike takes a step forward

Two Bennett-sponsored bills pass the House This week two bills which I am sponsoring passed the House and moved over to the Senate. Both bills passed by wide margins and…

Friday, April 5th, 2019
Some bills that passed; Some that did not

Many House bills advanced out of committee Last Friday was the deadline for House bills to advance out of committees to the House floor. Any bill that did not make…

Friday, March 29th, 2019
House committee deadline; Meeting with Corps of Engineers

House reaches committee deadline day This week was the deadline for House bills to make their way out of committees and onto the House floor for continued debate. Any bill…

Friday, March 22nd, 2019
Another warning about the graduated income tax; flood safety week

Illinois has highest tax rates in the country, graduated tax would make things worse A study released by WalletHub last week found that Illinoisans pay the highest combined tax rate…

Friday, March 15th, 2019
A note of thanks

Thank you Last Thursday, I was involved in a car accident. After leaving session in Springfield I attended the annual Chamber Dinner in Pontiac. The accident occurred on the Weston…

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