This week, our state took the first step on the long road to repairing the damage of years of mismanagement.You can read more of my thoughts on Governor Pritzker’s Budget Address here. As legislation begins to work its way through committee and as we consider the 2020 budget, know that I will be working to represent you. I want to hear about what is important to you, don’t hesitate to reach out and share your thoughts.
The legislative session is in full swing as bills begin to move through the committee process.
On Tuesday, I had the opportunity to present HJR 17 to the Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges Committee. HJR 17 would name mile 49 of I-294, the “ISP Trooper Christopher Lambert Memorial Highway”. The resolution passed unanimously and will be presented to the entire House soon.
FAIIR ACT- HB 815 may be called in the Insurance committee as early as this Tuesday and has faced fierce opposition from insurance carriers – FAIIR would make a real difference for Illinoisans by lowering health insurance premiums. If passed and signed, this bill will have Illinois join 36 other states with the ability to reject unreasonable rate hikes.
HB 2028 will be called in Appropriations- Public Safety on Wednesday. This bill will increase the burial reimbursement for Illinois State Police officers killed in the line of duty from $10,000 to $20,000.
HB 2300 would expand an existing tax credit for small and medium sized manufacturers to include more of the materials they use to produce goods. Changes like this have little impact on the state but can help local businesses take the next step in their growth. HB 2300 will be in the Revenue & Finance Committee on Thursday.
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