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Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Rep. Bennett: Despite budget stalemate, state & university employees must be paid

As Illinois begins a new fiscal year this week with no state budget in place, State Representative Tom Bennett has signed-on to legislation to ensure thousands of state and university…


Wednesday, July 1, 2015
State Employees: CMS answers questions about benefits during the onging budget stalemate

The information below was put together by the Department of Central Management Services (CMS) to answer state employees’ questions about pay and benefits while no state budget is in place. FAQs…


Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Update from the Capitol 6-29-15

Governor Rauner signs education budget bill, vetoes the rest of the unbalanced budgetGovernor Rauner this past week signed the elementary and secondary education component of the Fiscal Year 2016 State…


Friday, June 26, 2015
Helping with tornado recovery in Coal City

Representative Bennett toured the tornado and wind destruction in Coal City, and helped out at the Call Center. “Many houses are damaged. Lots of good people are working long hours…


Monday, June 22, 2015
Update from the Capitol 6-22-15

House meets, but does not discuss budget crisis…Senate sends Governor unconstitutional spending bills With the clock ticking down to the June 30th deadline to have a new budget in place…


Thursday, June 18, 2015
Welcome Home Honor Flight Veterans!

Honor Flight from Springfield to Washington D. C. and back home to Springfield! Rep. Bennett helped welcome home WWII and Korean War Veterans Bob Mathias of Rankin and Roy Elliott of Paxton. Thank…


Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Five Rep. Bennett Bills Headed to Governor

Several initiatives spearheaded by State Representative Tom Bennett this spring are poised to become law. Bennett (R-Gibson City) said today that measures awaiting the Governor’s signature include local initiatives to…


Friday, May 29, 2015
Rep. Bennett: Clock is ticking to achieve real results

Representative Bennett shares his concerns about the pressing need for reforms in Illinois that will yield positive results for our budget, our families and our communities. Listen to his comments here.


Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Bennett Rejects Democrats’ Unconstitutional Budget

State Representative Tom Bennett (R-Gibson City) today resoundingly rejected a series of sham budget bills pushed through the Illinois House by Speaker Madigan and the Majority Democrats. Bennett said the…


Tuesday, May 26, 2015
TELL US WHAT YOU THINK – BUDGET FY16

Weigh in on key issues in Springfield today, click below  and voice your opinion!!!