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  • Tax Increase Extension

    While many had speculated that an extension of the tax increase during the fall veto, or a lame-duck session, would be all but guaranteed if Governor Pat Quinn had won re-election, Democrat leaders in the House and Senate may not be so quick to act given Quinn’s recent defeat. read more...
  • Minimum Wage

    Certainly one of the most prominent and controversial policy issues on deck at the Capitol is a potential increase of the state’s minimum wage. Senate Bill 68, which would increase the state’s minimum wage from the current $8.25 to $10.65 by 2016, is poised to move in the Senate. read more...
  • Major Vetoed Legislation

    Of the 234 Senate Bills and 268 House Bills sent to the Governor’s desk for consideration during the spring legislative session, just 11 were vetoed this year. Notable vetoes that may be reconsidered during the veto session include one measure that would establish regulations for ridesharing companies like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar. Another measure that would have brought uniformity to speed limits on interstates and toll highways was also vetoed by Quinn. read more...
  • Vetoed Bill Round-Up

    A variety of measures vetoed by the Governor may be up for consideration during veto session. Read the full round-up here! read more...
  • Fracking rules approved

    The bipartisan, bicameral Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR) approved rules governing the fracking process on November 6, as part of their consent agenda, which meant no debate on the issue took place during the meeting. read more...

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 State Capitol Office

  103A State House

  Springfield, Illinois 62706

  Phone: 217-782-6216

  Fax: 217-782-0116

  Legislative Assistant: Abby Walsh


  2203 Eastland Dr., Suite 3

  Bloomington, IL 61704

  Phone: 309-664-4440

  Fax: 309-664-8597

  Legislative Assistant: Abby Walsh