Friday, April 15, 2022
Budget passes in all-night session; Weak criminal justice bills pass

House pulls all-nighter, passes budget at 6 a.m. Saturday After a marathon session Friday night and into Saturday morning, the House passed a $46.5 billion budget that increases spending by…

Friday, April 8, 2022
Session nearing conclusion – Friday morning update

Final hours of session underway Today is scheduled to be the final day of the spring session of the General Assembly. Before things get too hectic around the Capitol I…

Friday, April 1, 2022
State Police anniversary; One week of session remaining

State Police celebrate 100th birthday Today is the 100th birthday of the Illinois State Police. The state’s premier traffic safety and law enforcement agency was created on April 1, 1922,…

Friday, March 25, 2022
Firefighter tax credit; Unemployment insurance debt

Bill would create tax credit for volunteer firefighters This week I spoke at a press conference in support of Senate Bill 3027, legislation I am co-sponsoring to create a tax…

Friday, March 18, 2022
Unemployment program problems; Preparing for spring floods

Some Illinoisans still waiting for unemployment answers one year later As the pandemic hit and the lockdowns began, hundreds of thousands of Illinoisans lost their jobs. Many were forced into…

Friday, March 11, 2022
Education bills pass; Standing with Ukraine

Bennett-sponsored education bills pass House I am proud to be the lead sponsor and the chief co-sponsor of a pair of bipartisan bills to help our schools. Both passed the…

Friday, March 4, 2022
Madigan indicted; Another mixed revenue report

Former Speaker Madigan indicted on corruption charges Michael Madigan, the longest-serving House Speaker in Illinois history, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Chicago on Wednesday on a range…

Friday, February 25, 2022
Mask mandate ending; reforming teacher certification

Statewide mask mandate ends on Monday The statewide mask mandate which has been in effect since last August is set to expire on Monday. The mandate was briefly lifted last…

Friday, February 18, 2022
Pontiac Correctional Center; Refusal to extend school mask mandate

Demanding answers about Pontiac Correctional Center Last week the Department of Corrections (DOC) began moving inmates out of the Pontiac Correctional Center. This move happened with no notice to legislators,…

Wednesday, February 16, 2022
Video: Rep. Bennett offers update on Pontiac Correctional Center