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Monday, August 7, 2017
ID theft seminar, senior fair, coming up in August

Friday, August 4, 2017
Weekly Update: School Funding & Other Important News

EDUCATION FUNDING Gov. Rauner issues amendatory veto to ensure school funding bill is fair, equitable for all students. Tuesday, Gov. Bruce Rauner issued an amendatory veto to Senate Bill 1,…


Monday, July 31, 2017
VIDEO: Rep. Tom Bennett Discusses School Funding

Friday, July 28, 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 21, 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 14, 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 11, 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 7, 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,…


Friday, June 30, 2017
Session continued, deal said to be close but not finalized

Session to continue at least one more day as negotiations continueI want to give you a quick update on where things stand as of Friday afternoon. This morning, by a…


Saturday, June 24, 2017
Rep. Bennett Recaps First Three Days of Special Session