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Friday, March 29, 2019
Legislative Update 3-29-19

March 29, 2019 Dear Friends — What a whirlwind week at the State Capitol! This is the week known as ‘Committee Deadline Week,’ where the more substantive bills are supposed…


Friday, March 29, 2019
Secretary of State’s Office begins issuing drivers’ licenses in compliance with federal REAL ID Act.

The REAL ID cards will maintain the ability of Illinois residents to use their State-issued ID card to enter the secure area of an airport, federal building, or military base. …


Friday, March 29, 2019
Pritzker Administration Borrows $440 Million

The bonds, backed by the “full faith and credit of the State of Illinois,” will roll over existing debt and raise money for capital spending.  As in previous warm weather…


Friday, March 29, 2019
House Bills Out of Committee: Focus Shifts to Floor Debate

Bills not out of House committee by Friday, March 29 were automatically referred back to the House Rules Committee.  Under House rules, the House Rules Committee does not have the…


Friday, March 29, 2019
Traveling Office Hours Continue Next Week in Carmi, Crossville, and Grayville

Our next communities for the Traveling Office Hours program will be in White and Edwards Counties next week. Monday, April 1st my staff will be available to discuss issues and…


Friday, March 29, 2019
March 29th Commemorates 9 Million Veterans of the Vietnam War

Thank you to the 6.4 living veterans of the Vietnam War and all 9 million who served our nation in the fight against Communist expansion! Please view the 2019 commemorative…


Thursday, March 28, 2019
Glenwood Intermediate School Student Serves as Page-for-a-Day in Illinois House

Thank you to Leah Hubly for serving as my “Page” this week! Leah attends Glenwood Intermediate School in Chatham.  The “Page” program provides an opportunity for students to spend the…


Thursday, March 28, 2019
I-GOLD Visitors Get Solid Support from Rep. Bailey: My Gun…My Right!

What a great day on Wednesday for the Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day (IGOLD) at the Capitol in Springfield! Thank you to everyone who traveled from my district and across…


Friday, March 22, 2019
Legislative Update 3-22-19

March 22, 2019 Friend — This week saw a lot of activity at the State Capitol. Hundreds of Future Farmers of America (FFA) students visited us on Tuesday for Legislative…


Friday, March 22, 2019
Be Heard: How to File a Witness Slip on Proposed legislation

Thank you to everyone who continues to become engaged in the legislative process by voicing your opinion on important issues being considered in the Illinois General Assembly! Here is another…