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Thursday, June 8, 2017
How Senate Bill 1 Fails Our Schools

Friday, June 2, 2017
House adjourns without reaching budget agreement

Adjournment deadline passes, no agreement on budgetThe House adjournment deadline came and went Wednesday night without an agreement on a budget for either the current fiscal year or the next…


Friday, June 2, 2017
VIDEO: Rep. Bennett Offers Recap of the Final Week of the 2017 Spring Session

Saturday, May 27, 2017
Rep. Bennett Recaps the Week in Springfield for May 26th

Friday, May 26, 2017
Grand bargain bills arrive in House; nurse layoffs avoided

A note to readersAs I write this on Friday, May 26, we are right in the middle of the end-of-session crush of activity at the Capitol ahead of our May…


Thursday, May 25, 2017
VIDEO: Rep. Bennett Gives Update on Last Week’s Action in Springfield

Friday, May 19, 2017
House works on Senate bills; revenue estimate needed for a budget

House begins work on bills which have passed the SenateThe Illinois House will spend most of mid-May considering Senate bills which have made it to the House. The Senate passed…


Friday, May 12, 2017
Bipartisan group urging action; Jobless rate comparison

Bipartisan group of House lawmakers urges Senate to actLast week I shared with you some of my frustration at the level of partisanship that has come to dominate Springfield. This…


Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Bennett, Illinois House, Honor Fallen Paxton-area Officers

State Rep. Tom Bennett (R-Gibson City) recognized fallen Paxton-area law enforcement officers with legislation which re-names the overpass near the site of the 1979 shootout where they fell in their…


Friday, May 5, 2017
A sign of the dysfunction in Springfield; update on DOC nurses

Partisanship worsening the dysfunction in SpringfieldI have served in the House of Representatives for a little over two years, and in that time I have encountered a great deal of…