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…

Friday, March 15th, 2019
Rep. Bennett’s weekly update for March 15
Friday, March 8th, 2019
Red flags on budget proposal; preparing for severe weather season

Ratings agencies give negative response to Pritzker budget proposal Illinois’ low credit rating has been a fixture in the news for too many years now. Unfortunately, after reviewing the budget…

Friday, March 1st, 2019
Opposition to graduated income tax; New agency directors

Resolution filed in opposition to graduated income tax On Wednesday I joined with all of my House Republican colleagues in sponsoring House Resolution 153, which expresses opposition to any effort…

Friday, February 22nd, 2019
Governor delivers budget address; students fighting opioid crisis

Governor delivers budget addressGovernor J.B. Pritzker spoke to a joint session of the House and Senate on Wednesday to offer his budget proposal for the coming year. The Governor’s speech…

Friday, February 15th, 2019
Minimum wage hike; helping those entering the workforce

House passes minimum wage increase The Illinois House this week passed legislation which would raise the statewide minimum wage from its current level of $8.25 an hour to a new…

Friday, February 8th, 2019
Illinois’ tax burden; bills start moving in committee

Illinois has 11th highest tax burden in the nationAn evaluation of the tax structures of all 50 states by the nonpartisan Tax Foundation has discovered that residents of 38 of the…

Thursday, February 7th, 2019
AUDIO: Bennett discusses proposed rules for Illinois House

Rep. Tom Bennett (R-Gibson City) spoke in debate last week about the proposed rules which will govern the way the Illinois House of Representatives conducts its business over the next…

Friday, February 1st, 2019
101st General Assembly gets rolling; new board and commission appointments

101st General Assembly kicks off spring session The House convened on Tuesday for the first of eleven consecutive weeks in Springfield. More than 1400 bills have already been introduced, with…

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