Illinois Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady announced today the appointment of Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) to the position of Assistant Senate Republican Leader.
As part of a bipartisan, eight-state effort to urge the U.S. Supreme Court to end the practice of political gerrymandering, State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) joined 65 current and former lawmakers in support of an Amicus Curie brief filed in the Supreme Court this week.
Gov. Bruce Rauner signed House Bill 418, which prevents retired police officers from opting into the pension system a second time if they return to the force as a police chief or join another municipality’s force.
Following the Illinois Senate’s vote to override Governor Bruce Rauner’s amendatory veto of Senate Bill 1, State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) offered the following comments.
State Representatives Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) and Grant Wehrli (R-Naperville) along with State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) will host a Town Hall Meeting on the status of the controversial education funding reform bill, Senate Bill 1, and what is at stake for local taxpayers and school districts at 9:30am on Saturday, August 12 at Benedictine University’s Goodwin Business Building's Hall of Leaders (4th Floor), located at 5700 College Road in Lisle.
Thanks to legislation co-sponsored by State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) and signed into law on July 18 by Governor Bruce Rauner, Illinois is now the first state in the nation to require all individual and group plans of health insurance to cover life-saving treatments for children who suffer from PANDAS disease (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal).
State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) releases the following statement in response to the House overriding the Governor’s veto to enact a budget, which includes a 32 percent income tax hike.
State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) releases the below statement following the House and Senate passing a budget plan, which includes a major tax increase:
State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) releases the following statement ahead of returning to Springfield for special session:
State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) releases the following statement after the General Assembly ends its spring legislative session:
State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) releases the following statement in opposition to Senate Bill 1, which passed both chambers on May 31:
Legislation to close a costly public pension double-dipping loophole in Illinois cleared its final legislative hurdle Friday and will soon head to the Governor for his signature. House Bill 418 was guided through the General Assembly by Representative Grant Wehrli and Senator Michael Connelly. The measure will prevent retired law enforcement officers collecting a police pension, who accept a new active-duty position, from being eligible for a second police fund pension.
The Illinois Senate this week passed Senate Bill 1451, which would create a streamlined process for telecommunication companies to deploy small wireless facilities across the state. Chief co-sponsor of the bill, State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville), says this legislation paves the way and lays the groundwork for next generation (5G) wireless networks.
State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) releases the following statement on the Senate Democrat package:
A group of high school students from Benet Academy made the trip down to Springfield this week for the final part of State Senator Michael Connelly’s Student Advisory Council. The goal of the program is to get young people engaged and involved in public service and the legislative process.