The 44th District Senator is analyzing several key issues that impact Illinois citizens – workers’ compensation, medical malpractice, charter schools, taxes/tax structure, pension systems, immigration and legislative redistricting – in preparation for drafting the kind of commonsense laws that will help the families of Illinois.
The Senator is also working on specific bills, based on recommendations by state agencies or by citizens.
One bill would encourage the implementation of ImPACT, a concussion management program that would provide more information for students who suffer concussions as a result of school athletic activities.
Another bill, suggested by a constituent, would allow individuals ages 18 to 21 to get a FOID card without parental consent.
Another measure would clarify conflict-of-interest guidelines about secondary employment by state employees, as part of greater ethics reforms.
Senator Brady also noted that because of the nature of charges pending against Governor Blagojevich, many of the decisions made by his Administration should be reexamined – including the closure of Illinois’ parks and historic sites, the proposed closure of the Pontiac Correctional Facility, and the proposed move of the Illinois Department of Transportation’s traffic safety division from Springfield to Harrisburg.
“These proposals have been heavily criticized and the Administration has failed to offer any convincing evidence that the decisions were made for sound public policy reasons,” Senator Brady said. “We protested his reasoning when these decisions were made, and we think they need a second and even a third look.”