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Update From Senator Bennett: Feb. 23

Governor Proposes $1 Billion in Tax Increases to Cover Expenses for His Migrant Crisis On Wednesday, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker delivered his annual combined Budget


Sen. Tom Bennett statement on budget address

SPRINGFIELD- State Senator Tom Bennett (R-Gibson City) released the following statement regarding Governor JB Pritzker’s budget address: “Once again, the Governor proposed a state budget


Update From Senator Bennett: Feb. 16

Upcoming Budget Address Shadowed by Looming Deficit As the Governor prepares to present his annual budget address next week, Senator Bennett and lawmakers are anxious


Update From Senator Bennett: Feb. 9

Senate Republicans Highlight Pritzker Administration’s Misplaced Priorities Over Free Healthcare for Migrants The three Senate Republicans who sit on the bipartisan and bicameral Joint Committee


Update from Senator Bennett: Feb. 2

Governor Finally Allows Co-Pays for Undocumented Healthcare In the early summer of 2023, under pressure from the Illinois Legislature, Gov. JB Pritzker promised to implement


Update from Senator Bennett: Jan. 26

Valentine’s For Seniors – We need your help! We still need your help in writing heartfelt Valentine’s Day cards! Let’s collect as many cards as we


Update from Senator Bennett: Jan. 19

Illinois Legislative Session Begins The Illinois General Assembly kicked off the 2024 regular session on Jan. 15. Lawmakers spent much of the week in meetings with constituents, other


Update from Senator Bennett: Jan. 12

Illinois to Launch New Intake Center, Shelter Site for Migrants Arriving in Chicago Illinois has been under some form of a gubernatorial disaster proclamation for

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