In his second Budget Address to lawmakers, Governor J.B. Pritzker unveiled a proposal that seeks $1.6 billion in new spending and makes some funding for priorities like education, health care and public safety contingent on the approval of his tax increase.
Members of the Warren-Henderson Farm Bureau and the Adams County Farm Bureau met with Senator Jil Tracy at the Illinois Farm Bureau Legislative Reception February 18 in Springfield.
Senator Jil Tracy released the following statement after Governor J. B. Pritzker delivered his second Budget Address to a joint session of legislators February 19 in the House of Representatives.
Senator Tracy addresses morning meeting at the Association's Annual Convention and Trade Show.
Continuing our push for fair legislative maps, Senate Republicans are supporting a new amendment to our state’s Constitution that would take the process of drawing legislative districts out of the hands of sitting lawmakers.
Happy Valentine's Day!
Lincoln's birthday is February 12!
The first $50 million of the $420 million dedicated to statewide broadband Internet expansion was released during the week, along with information about how to apply for the grants.
Governor J.B. Pritzker painted a rosy picture in his first “State of the State” address January 29, but Senate Republican lawmakers say a greater emphasis should have been placed on rooting out corruption, starting with revamping the state’s process for drawing legislative maps.
Action is needed to improve the “State of the State” and Senator Jil Tracy says lawmakers must get to work to restore fiscal responsibility and fundamentally change the way state government operates.
A major issue with the state’s Automatic Voter Registration system made headlines during the week, raising questions about the integrity of Illinois’ elections.
Senator Jil Tracy is reminding small businesses to check out a tax credit that will help them offset increased costs from a series of scheduled minimum-wage increases through 2025.
In the wake of federal indictments and raids, a special legislative panel heard testimony during the week addressing ethics and lobbying legal loopholes.
The state’s population decline continues to be a cause for concern as Illinois enters a new decade with nearly 160,000 fewer residents.
Americans who face financial difficulties paying for their insulin with the New Year reset of their insurance plans could find some financial assistance options by contacting one of the companies that manufactures it, according to State Sen. Jil Tracy (R-Quincy).
Let us pledge to work together in the New Year to make our communities and our state better for future generations of Illinoisans!
Happy New Year!
As a new year begins, Illinois residents may be interested to learn about several notable new laws that take effect January 1.
As people throughout Illinois prepare to ring in the New Year, the Senate Republican Caucus is continuing to highlight new laws that will take effect on January 1.
As a New Year approaches, Illinois residents may want to know about several notable laws that take effect on Jan. 1.
A recent report ranks Illinois low in fiscal transparency, and as a new decade looms, lawmakers must commit to improving the state’s system of drawing legislative boundaries to limit undue influence from politicians and special interests.
November is a month of celebrating all that is good about our nation’s freedom and its democracy.
Illinois continues to move toward a brand-new industry launching statewide, as state government continues to prepare for the sale of recreational cannabis beginning January 1.
The fall Veto Session came to a close during the week with the final days’ main focus firmly on combatting the ethics problems currently plaguing the state.
Continuing redevelopment efforts in downtown Quincy is the goal of legislation sponsored by Senator Jil Tracy and approved November 13 by the Illinois Senate.
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