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…

Monday, April 22nd, 2019
Honoring Marvin and Sharon Perzee

Earlier this spring the Illinois House of Representatives recognized Marvin and Sharon Perzee of Iroquois County on their over 50 years of advocating for farms and local fairs in Illinois….

Monday, April 22nd, 2019
Tougher penalties for passing stopped school buses, texting while driving

Legislation would double fines for passing stopped school bus A bill which would double the fines for passing a stopped school bus which is picking up or dropping off children…

Friday, April 12th, 2019
Visiting the Onarga Chamber

It was nice to get out and visit the Onarga Chamber of Commerce annual meeting on Friday night at the Shagbark Country Club. I was pleased to present a certificate…

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
AUDIO: Rep. Bennett’s weekly update for March 22

State Representative Tom Bennett (R-Gibson City) offers an update on state government news for the week ending March 22, 2019

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…