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Friday, February 15th, 2019
A Look at Illinois’ Minimum Wage Hike

On February 14, 2019, the Illinois House of Representatives passed SB 1 with a vote of 69 to 47. SB 1 increases the Illinois minimum wage from $8.25 per hour…

Monday, July 2nd, 2018
Recap of recent Supreme Court decisions

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) issued several public policy changes over the past few weeks.  Below is an overview of a few of those landmark decisions. Mark…

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018
A glance at the new Illinois State Budget

The Illinois General Assembly approved a state budget for Fiscal Year 2019, which the Governor signed into law on June 4. While Illinois averted another unnecessary crisis by passing a…

Friday, April 20th, 2018
House Republicans Tackling the Teacher Shortage

Our children’s education remains a top priority for Illinois House Republicans, which is why they have taken action to address the growing teacher shortage in our state. First and foremost,…

Saturday, December 23rd, 2017
200+ New Laws to Ring in the New Year

Ready or Not, Here They Come! 2018 ushers in over 200 new laws to be enacted in Illinois effective January 1. A short summary highlighting a few of the new…

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017
Share Hope This Holiday Season

Community Clothing, Food, & Toy Drive Information #GivingTuesday (November 28th ) is the international kick-off day for making donations over the Christmas holiday season. There are many effective, useful, and…

Friday, October 27th, 2017
October Springfield Veto Session Update

The Illinois House of Representatives this week took action to override many pieces of legislation vetoed by the Governor and dealt with new bills brought forth by members for consideration….

Friday, October 6th, 2017
Legislative Update from Rep. Joe Sosnowski

Federal Tax Reform On October 5, 2017, the Federal House of Representatives passed its 2018 budget resolution by a vote of 219-206, reaffirming GOP lawmakers commitment to bring forth tax…

Thursday, July 6th, 2017
Budget Veto Override

Budget Veto Override On July 4th, the day we celebrate our sovereignty and reaffirm our country’s commitment to freedom and liberty a budget was passed that further protects an entrenched leadership,…

Friday, May 19th, 2017
Budget Update

Senate Grand Bargain Negotiations Over the past few days, many constituents in my district have received robo-calls from organizations informing them to contact my office to oppose potential tax increases…