The best way to cleanse the stain of “insider politics” is to let Illinois citizens elect the next U.S. Senator.
We need to let the people of Illinois make this decision, and the sooner the better. I don’t think we can afford to allow Roland Burris to continue as our U.S. Senator. We will just continue to wallow in corruption and “pay-to-play.” By putting the people first, by putting integrity before personal political gain, we can work to restore Illinois’ image.
Senate Bill 285 was filed in the Senate on February 6 and was assigned to the Senate Executive Committee on February 18.
BRADY NAMED TO SENATE COMMITTEES, REAPPOINTED AS SPOKESMAN
I have been asked to continue my responsibilities as Republican Spokesperson for the Insurance Committee, as well as serve as a member of the Energy, Environment, Pensions and Investments, and Revenue committees for the 96th General Assembly.
Six and a half years of “tax-and-spend” government, coupled with an economic slow-down, has left our state in a mess. The state budget will be the driving force of the coming legislative session, and the issues that are debated by these committees will all have a bearing on our future challenges. I look forward to working with my colleagues to turn our state around.
The Insurance Committee examines legislation affecting the insurance industry and policy holders.
The Energy Committee reviews legislation that affects power and utilities issues.
The Environment Committee handles legislation that addresses recycling and the environment.
The Pensions and Investments Committee oversees laws affecting the five state pension systems for public employees and local government pension funds.
The Revenue Committee considers legislation involving the Illinois tax code and tax-related issues.
The Senate’s 28 standing committees analyze legislation dealing with specific subject areas, such as education, agriculture and transportation. Committees screen legislation introduced by all members and usually, only those bills approved by a committee may be considered by the entire Senate.