Do you live in the Ashbury Subdivision? If so, you're invited to attend a town hall hosted by Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) and Representative Grant Wehrli (R-Naperville).
It’s time something is done to deal with the out-of-control gun violence in Chicago, said State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville), which is why he negotiated a bipartisan measure that would help get violent, repeat gun offenders off the streets. Senate Bill 1722—which recently passed the Senate with overwhelming support—does just that.
Saying another “stopgap” budget isn’t the answer, Senate and House lawmakers came together on April 6 to once again advocate for a long-term solution for the people of Illinois. The legislators say any real plan will make common sense changes, including a property tax freeze, spending reform and caps, job creation, term limits, fair maps and pension reform.
State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) and State Representative Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) spoke to a large overflow crowd Monday night at Naperville City Hall during the final town hall of their Straight Talk Tour, which provided constituents with the latest information on the budget and their efforts to reform the business climate in Illinois.
Senators Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) and Jil Tracy (R-Quincy) announced they were filing a compromise statewide pension reform plan, which is modeled after a proposal agreed to on a bipartisan basis last summer.
Last week, State Senator Michael Connelly and State Representative Jeanne Ives held their first two town halls in Carol Stream and Wheaton as part of their Straight Talk Tour.
Senate lawmakers adjourned March 2, with negotiations continuing on several critical aspects of a Senate budget and reform package—including education funding and workers’ compensation reform and property tax relief.
A group of high school students from Benet Academy are getting the chance to learn more about state government through a youth program put on by State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville). The program’s goal is to get young people engaged and involved in public service and the legislative process.
State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) and State Representative Jeanne Ives (R-Wheaton) are hosting the Straight Talk Tour, which will provide constituents with the latest information on the budget and their efforts to reform the business climate in Illinois. The Straight Talk Tour will consist of three separate town halls located in Naperville, Carol Stream, and Wheaton.
On February 17, State Senator Michael Connelly (R-Naperville) held a press conference in Naperville announcing two new pieces legislation that would provide property tax relief to seniors.
“Governor Rauner once again laid out a clear plan to the General Assembly on how he envisions a budget deal. He stressed the importance of balancing the budget by cutting back on wasteful spending and enacting strong economic reforms that are necessary for Illinois to be able to create jobs.
Governor Rauner's Budget Address will take place Wednesday, February 15 at noon.
Several notable bills were filed this week by Senate Republican lawmakers.
The new Vehicle Emissions Testing Program offers more efficient and less expensive tests. It includes numerous added motorist conveniences, including flexible scheduling, expanded hours on Saturdays, and a new website that offers online submission of applications for waiver, exemption, extension and reciprocity transactions.