Monday, June 20, 2016
Bennett to host Senior Fair in Pontiac June 28

State Representative Tom Bennett will host a FREE Senior Fair from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesday June 28 at the Pontiac Recreation Center, which is located at 900…

Friday, June 17, 2016
Push for education funding continues; state faces another credit downgrade

House Republicans continue to push for 2016-17 school fundingThe House Republican Caucus has been working with all sides, including Governor Rauner and rank-and-file Democrats, to ensure that funding is in…

Friday, June 10, 2016
Legislation to ensure schools open on time, progress on budget talks?

As always, you can contact me via webform at House Republicans file legislation to ensure schools open during ongoing budget stalemateOne year ago, Illinois public schools and their pupils were…

Friday, June 3, 2016
General Assembly has much work to do; several Bennett bills pass both houses

As always, you can contact me via webform at General Assembly wraps up regular spring session with much work left to do After five roller-coaster months, the Illinois House…

Friday, May 27, 2016
Clock ticking on serious budget deal, Pontiac students’ legislation passes

Clock ticking on serious budget deal, Pontiac students’ legislation passes As always, you can contact me via webform at While there, I hope you will take a moment to…

Friday, May 27, 2016
Bennett, House Republicans “Stand Up” to demand compromise

Rep. Tom Bennett (R-Gibson City) today joined House Republican colleagues in standing up to demand the House remain in session through the weekend to work toward an agreement on a…

Friday, May 20, 2016
Budget negotiations continue, new drivers’ license design rolls out

With deadline approaching, more talk on the state budget It’s a common theme every week in May: legislators from both parties continue to negotiate a state budget. This week, Governor…

Thursday, May 19, 2016
Bennett to appear on WCIA’s Capitol Connection on Sunday

Rep. Tom Bennett (R-Gibson City) will appear Sunday morning on WCIA’s Capitol Connection program to discuss the ongoing state budget negotiations. The program will air on WCIA at 10 a.m….

Friday, May 13, 2016
Update from the Capitol 5/13/2016

One proposed Constitutional amendment clears both houses Only one of the many proposed Constitutional amendments made it through both houses in time to be submitted to the people of Illinois…

Friday, May 6, 2016
Update from the Capitol 5/6/2016

Redistricting amendment passes Illinois House, graduated income tax not called for vote On Tuesday, the House passed a proposed Constitutional amendment which would change the way legislative district maps are…