TEUTOPOLIS…State Representative Adam Niemerg (R-Dieterich) is angry that Gov. JB Pritzker signed into law today House Bill 3653 that mandates body cameras for all of Illinois law enforcement; removes cash bail requirements that will put criminals back on the streets, and allows for “anonymous”... Read More.
Bailey Opposes New Gun Legislation Governor J.B. Pritzker on Thursday signed legislation to give the state what he says is more oversight over Illinois firearms dealers and in doing so says he will push for further gun control measures. Pritzker’s signature on the legislation to require gun... Read More.
State Senator Dale Righter is celebrating a political win for southeastern Illinois involving legislation he helped carry through the Senate. Senate Bill 2804 was signed by Governor Rauner Sunday and goes into effect immediately. The law reflects a combined effort to reopen the New... Read More.
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White commended the Illinois House today for approving legislation initiated by his office to strengthen Illinois’ law on distracted driving. House Bill 4846 cracks down on texting while driving by classifying first-time offenses as moving violations. Under the current law,... Read More.
State Sen. Dale Righter (R-Mattoon) is co-sponsoring jobs reform legislation that focuses on helping reduce the tendency of convicted criminals to commit another crime, and ensuring neglected areas in communities receive honest advantages when it comes to tax increment finance (TIF) revenues.
Governor Bruce Rauner signed bipartisan legislation today that protects safety net and rural hospitals while ensuring continued federal support for quality healthcare to more than three million Illinoisans. Senate Bill 1773 ensures the state will continue to receive federal matching funds to offer... Read More.
State Representative David Reis (R-Ste. Marie) has passed legislation out of the Illinois House intended to address teacher shortages throughout the state. HB3080 Amends the Downstate Teacher Article of the Illinois Pension Code. For the period beginning July 1, 2017 through June... Read More.
A total of 17 states currently have some form of an “In God We Trust” license plate including our neighbors in Indiana, Kentucky, and Wisconsin. Legislation sponsored by State Representative David Reis (R-Ste. Marie) filed legislation which was approved in the House Vehicles... Read More.
State Representative David Reis (R-Ste. Marie) has introduced multiple pieces of legislation with the goal of rooting out waste, fraud, and abuse in Illinois' entitlement systems. As the Illinois General Assembly begins its work in Springfield later this month, Reis says he is focusing... Read More.