Illinois families and businesses need certainty when it comes to planning for their future said Sen. Tracy and several Senate Republican legislators during a press conference announcing legislation that opposes any attempt to amend our state Constitution to allow for a graduated income tax rate, which would be another tax increase on Illinois families.
IDPH is reporting that the norovirus outbreak at the Illinois Veterans’ Home in Quincy last month is over. Approximately 20 individuals experienced symptoms for a few days. The agency found no indication the outbreak was due to kitchen operations upon inspection.
Senate lawmakers return to Springfield April 10, and will continue their efforts to finalize a state budget and finish legislative business for the spring session by a scheduled adjournment date of May 31.
This week, the Senate Gaming Committee met to discuss legalization of sports wagering in Illinois, while the Senate Appropriations II Committee met on budget requests for a number of state agencies.
In other legislative news, Senate Republican lawmakers are sponsoring proposals to crack down on robo-calls, and supporting a constitutional amendment that would cap state spending and link any future spending increases to economic growth.
While the Illinois Senate was not in session this week, Senators were active in their districts – meeting with constituents, reviewing legislation, touring businesses, and more. Lawmakers are due back in Springfield the week of April 9.
Gov. Rauner signed bipartisan legislation this week that protects safety net and rural hospitals while ensuring continued federal support for quality health care to more than three million Illinoisans.
The Senate passed three gun safety reform bills this week. Find out more details on each measure.
The Senate passed several different gun safety bills during the week. Support for the different legislative proposals varies, with some members opposing every bill, and others who support one or more of the proposals.
The Senate recently passed legislation (Senate Bill 1773 and Senate Bill 1573) to update a Medicaid assessment system that ensures that hospitals across the state will continue to receive federal funding.
State Sen. Jil Tracy's response to remarks made today by the Illinois Comptroller about the Quincy Veterans Home.
State Sen. Jil Tracy issued the following statement in response to Gov. Bruce Rauner's Budget Address presented to a joint session of lawmakers on February 14.
State Sen. Jil Tracy issued the following statement following Gov. Bruce Rauner's annual “State of the State” address on January 31.
Senators Jil Tracy and Paul Schimpf offered their thoughts following today's joint Senate/House Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearing about Legionnaire’s Disease at the Quincy Veterans’ Home.
State Sen. Jil Tracy (R-Quincy), the newly named Co-Chair of the Senate Task Force on Sexual Discrimination and Harassment Awareness and Prevention, hosted the first meeting in Chicago on Dec. 14.
State Sen. Jil Tracy announced that Gov. Bruce Rauner has ordered the release of grant funds for two crucial capital programs in the 47th Senate District, Eagle View Community Health Systems and the Macomb Public Library District.
This week, the Technology and Manufacturing Association (TMA) gave State Senator Jil Tracy a perfect score on her 2017 Illinois Manufacturing Legislative Scorecard.
Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady announced on Monday that he is appointing State Senator Jil Tracy and four other Senate Republican members to serve on the newly created Senate Task Force on Sexual Discrimination and Harassment Awareness and Prevention.
With Veterans Day approaching, the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the Illinois Bicentennial Committee announced their HONOR 200 campaign. They are seeking to honor 200 veterans from across the state, whose sacrifices go above and beyond the call of duty.
A bipartisan group of female state senators announced the creation of the Women’s Caucus on Thursday at a press conference in Springfield.
The Illinois General Assembly moved quickly this week to pass legislation in response to recent allegations of sexual harassment in and around the Statehouse.
The General Assembly’s Legislative Audit Commission (LAC) met this week, and reviewed the second of two scathing audits of the controversial Neighborhood Recovery Initiative (NRI) program.
This week, the Illinois Comptroller’s Office released $421 million, the last and final quarter payment for fiscal year 2017 mandated categorical (MCAT) payments to schools —the most delayed payments from the previous school year, 2016-2017.
The Illinois Senate this week passed legislation to honor a Navy Seal and two police officers who were tragically killed in the line of duty.
Lawmakers return to the State Capitol for the annual fall “veto session” this week and are expected to either take up votes to override or accept a number of vetoes to legislation issued by Gov. Rauner.
The state’s official bid for a Chicago-area location for Amazon’s second headquarters was electronically submitted this week.
Plans were unveiled for an Illinois Innovation Network (IIN) that would bring together research universities, business and the public sector as partners in a $1.2 billion network that proponents say will propel ground-breaking innovations in computing and big data, advanced materials, food and agriculture, and biosciences and health, while driving job and economic growth throughout the state.
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