Monday, October 18, 2021
October Veto Session Preview

The Illinois House of Representatives is scheduled to return to Springfield for our annual Fall Veto Session on October 19-21 and October 26-28. Here is a preview of the major…

Friday, December 18, 2020
Perspective on COVID-19 in Illinois

We can all agree that every human life is precious and any loss of life is tragic and should be mourned. We know that advances in medicine have prolonged lifespans…

Friday, February 15, 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 2, 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 20, 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 20, 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 23, 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 22, 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 27, 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 6, 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…