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Brady to host free Shred Truck Event in Bloomington

State Sen. Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) is encouraging residents of the 44th Senate District to clean out their file cabinets and bring outdated documents to a document-shredding event to be held on Sept. 30.

Sen. Brady speaks on the Senate floor about bipartisan education funding compromise.

Illinois Senate Unanimously Elects Bill Brady as Senate Republican Leader

State Sen. Bill Brady was unanimously selected as Senate Minority Leader by his peers in the Illinois Senate on Tuesday. Brady, who had been serving as the designated Republican Leader since July, thanked his Senate colleagues for their support and pledged to do his best in leading the Senate Republican Caucus.

Sen. Brady speaks on the Senate Floor about Senate Bill 1

LEADERS BRADY AND DURKIN SUPPORT GOVERNOR’S SCHOOL PLAN

Senate Republican Leader-Designee Bill Brady and House Republican Leader Jim Durkin on Governor Rauner’s Amendatory Veto of Senate Bill 1. “There is no question, this General Assembly must now double its efforts to ensure our schools open on time with a fair and equitable funding formula. After finally receiving the school funding legislation, the Governor took swift action and laid out a path to achieve that goal. Our caucuses stand with the Governor's recommendations and will oppose efforts

Brady and Barickman urge Democrat leaders to stop playing games with school funding

To avoid creating an unnecessary crisis for Illinois schools, State Sen. Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) and State Sen. Jason Barickman (R-Bloomington) are calling on the Senate Democrat majority to remove their parliamentary hold on Senate Bill 1, an evidence-based school funding measure, so that the governor can issue an amendatory veto that would make it fair and equitable to all 852 Illinois school districts.

Brady Statement on Radogno

“Over the years, it has been a privilege and an honor to work alongside Leader Christine Radogno. Chris has a track record of being an incredibly hard working, principled and bipartisan leader who truly believes in working across the aisle to do what is best for the people of this state. I want to thank her for her years of service to the state of Illinois, and wish her and her family nothing but the best as she moves on into this next phase.”

Brady: All area schools fare better under compromise education funding proposal

“The best thing we can do for our local school districts is to provide them with the most comprehensive, fair and equitable funding formula possible. Senate Bill 1124 is that formula,” said Brady, who said it incorporates the priorities of legislators representing both chambers and both political parties.

Key Republican Legislators Renew Urgent Call for Compromise Balanced Budget Plan

“The people of Illinois want a balanced budget, and that is what is on the table here. This isn’t another lifeline, stopgap, or band-aid. This is a real, balanced budget and reforms to grow our economy, create jobs and put Illinois on a more firm fiscal footing going forward,” said Senator Brady. “We’re back in Springfield this week and it’s time to do what is right and pass a balanced budget for the people of Illinois.”

Brady Statement on Special Session

“It’s unfortunate that we’re in this situation, but I applaud Governor Rauner for doing what was necessary and calling the General Assembly back to Springfield,” said Brady noting, “This week I introduced a real, full year balanced state budget that isn’t another lifeline, stop gap, or band-aid budget. My budget and the compromise reform measures my colleagues have put forth this week are the real solutions that the people of this state deserve. I’m ready to roll up my sleeves and get back to wo

Brady Introduces Compromise Budget to End Impasse

As the beginning of another fiscal year without a state budget looms, Senator Bill Brady (Bloomington) has taken action, introducing a compromise balanced budget, designed to work with reforms introduced today in the House. Brady’s full, balanced Fiscal Year 2018 budget protects the state’s most vulnerable citizens, while reining in spending and setting Illinois on a more firm fiscal footing going forward.

Senate Republicans keep focus on balanced budget for upcoming fiscal year

For the third consecutive year, the General Assembly has adjourned on May 31 without passing a comprehensive and balanced budget for the state of Illinois, despite Republican lawmakers repeated requests that their Democrat counterparts remain at the negotiating table to come to a budget compromise.

Federal judge rules on Illinois Medicaid payments

As the budget impasse continues and Illinois’ backlog grows to over $14 billion in unpaid bills, many Medicaid service providers have threatened to discontinue services to Illinois Medicaid recipients unless the state starts postmarking reimbursement checks faster.

Illinois ranks amongst worst states for personal income growth

Between 2007 and 2016, Illinois’ personal income growth crawled at a pace of only 0.8 percent per year, tying with Nevada for the lowest income growth in the country. Senate Republicans pointed to the sluggish growth as a prime example of why the state needs structural reforms to entice job creators to expand or settle in Illinois.

Brady Statement on End of Session

“We’re ending May, yet again, without a true balanced budget. This is déjà vu. Despite our sincere efforts to work across the aisle in good-faith, Democrats chose to take their own route -- pushing an unbalanced budget, a tax increase without real reforms, a watered-down workers’ compensation reform bill, and no meaningful property tax relief for the people of this state. More of the same isn’t what people need,” said Brady. “There is still time to get this done before July 1, but to do that we

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