Legislative Update 1-17-2020

January 17, 2020

Dear Friends & Neighbors,

Welcome to the New Year!

There are over 250 new laws that took effect on January 1st. Though I opposed many of them because I thought they were bad public policy proposals, you still should be familiar with all of them and how they impact you and your family. Learn more HERE.

Before the holiday season, I was invited to meet with the health care team at the Wabash County Health Department where I was happy to talk about the legislative process and what kinds of laws are interested to the healthcare community. (Photo HERE)

You may have heard about the newest ethics scandal to hit our state and the entrenched political insiders and the suggested cover-up of a “rape in Champaign.” Read more about the situation HERE.

A growing number of farmers in our area have expressed concerns about the multi-year reassessment of agriculture land in Illinois. Working with local Farm Bureaus, we have scheduled “Farmland Assessment Seminars” this next week. Please RSVP right away if you are interested in this by clicking HERE.

If you have children in private/parochial schools, your school my be on the approved list to offer “tax credit scholarships.” Applications became available this week. Click HERE to learn more.

Many of you have asked me about how to become more engaged in the public policy process. In addition to submitting your opinions on proposed legislation, the first thing you should do is register to vote. You can find more information HERE.

Legislative News

Unless a ‘Special Session’ is called, the next Legislative Session will be our next opportunity to address legislation beginning January 28, 2020. You can learn more about the Illinois General Assembly, research the status of legislation, and follow session days live online at www.ilga.gov.

Remembering Our Roots & Defending Our Freedoms

(This section highlights people and places around the 109th District and other topics to honor our nation and appreciate our freedoms.)

If you have interest in learning more about the rich history of our state, please take a look at the resources available at the State Historical Society HERE.

Staying Connected!

My office in Louisville is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. I also have established Traveling Office Hours each month around the six counties in the 109th District. You can also contact me directly through the Contact Form on my website at repbailey.com.

Visiting Your State Capitol!

If you have a group who is visiting the state capitol, or if you would like to apply for the “Page-for-A-Day” program or be considered to provide the opening prayer in the Illinois House, please contact me at my office or repbailey.com.