Sen. Anderson is inviting people to his upcoming Sportsmen’s and Outdoorsmen’s Update Breakfast Saturday, September 29, from 8:00am – 10:00 a.m. at the Quad City Conservation Alliance Expo Center.
Local veterans had the opportunity to weigh-in on issues important to them during State Sen. Neil Anderson’s Veterans Advisory Committee Sept. 17 at the Moline Public Library.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons is hosting their Fall Hiring Events Oct. 2, 18, and 23rd in the 36th Senate District. Find out where and more information here.
One of Black Hawk College’s biggest buildings in dire need of a new roof will now get the much needed upgrade.
Gov. Bruce Rauner today declared a harvest emergency to help level the playing field between Illinois farmers and crop haulers and those in neighboring states.
State Sen. Neil Anderson and State Rep. Tony McCombie are inviting children and their families to their free Children’s Safety Expo Saturday, September 8 at Glenview Middle School (3100 7th St.) in East Moline from 9:00 a.m. to noon.
For the first time, Illinois high school students will have access to information that shows how much they might earn if they graduate from colleges and universities located in the state.
Parents, teachers, coaches, students and community members interested in learning more about the opioid epidemic in Illinois are encouraged to come to State Sen. Neil Anderson’s free Informational Opioid Seminar on Sept. 4, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at United Township High School (1275 Avenue of the Cities) in East Moline.
A new law will ease weight-limit restrictions on state highways during harvest time, improving the competitive outlook for Illinois farmers and agricultural commodities haulers as a way to assist the state’s leading industry: agriculture.
High school students will soon have another option to help prepare them for their future careers. Seeking to connect talented young people with good-paying jobs that don’t necessarily require a college degree, House Bill 5247 requires the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) to adopt rules that would allow students ages 16 and older to participate in industry-based occupational apprenticeship programs.
An effort to raise the legal purchasing age for tobacco and similar products to 21 from 18 was vetoed Aug. 24 by Gov. Bruce Rauner.
Five new state laws take steps toward addressing the state’s ongoing opioid crisis and improving access to mental health and substance abuse treatment.
Continuing efforts to keep students in-state, new laws focused on improving the affordability and effectiveness of Illinois’ higher education system were signed into law this week.
Veterans with service connected disabilities will now have their Disabled Veterans’ Standard Homestead Exemption follow them to a new residence, even if they move during the middle of the year under legislation co-sponsored by State Sen. Neil Anderson (Senate Bill 2306) and signed into law Aug. 14 by Gov. Bruce Rauner.
In response to the state’s ongoing teacher shortage, new laws intended to cut red tape for teachers and offer more teaching opportunities for military spouses, were recently signed into law.
A new law seeks to increase Illinois seniors’ access to high-speed Internet and provide more convenience with permanent identification cards.
A package of legislation was signed this week to benefit Illinois farmers and ag businesses. With more than 72,000 farmers and 2,400 food manufacturers in the state, Illinois leads the nation in food processing, and ag commodities businesses produce $19 billion annually—and billions more is stimulated by ag-related industry.
New state laws sponsored or co-sponsored by Sen. Anderson will streamline veteran identification services and make it easier for homeless veterans to access critical medical benefits they have earned. House Bill 4848 requires health care providers to provide one free, complete copy of a patient’s medical records if the patient is an indigent homeless veteran.
Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation co-sponsored by Sen. Anderson that gives the state’s colleges and universities tools they need to attract in-state students with improved financial aid plans, a more liberal application of credit transfers, and increased student counseling supports.
State Sen. Neil Anderson wants veterans to know about a local organization that can help provide tangible and healthy, therapeutic alternative options for our veterans and service members who are struggling with combat PTSD, substance abuse, over medication, and other service related issues.
Parents, teachers, coaches, students and concerned community members interested in learning more about the opioid epidemic in Illinois are encouraged to come to State Sen. Neil Anderson’s free Informational Opioid Seminar on Tuesday, September 4 at United Township High School (1275 Avenue of the Cities) in East Moline from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
State Sen. Neil Anderson and State Rep. Tony McCombie are encouraging seniors to come to their free Senior Health Fair on Wednesday, August 8 at the New Hope Foursquare Church (2305 7th Ave.) in Moline. The event runs from 9:00 a.m. to Noon.
On July 31, the Governor signed legislation that encourages medical professionals’ participation in the initiative to equip police officers with epinephrine auto-injectors (also known as EpiPens) for allergy-related emergencies.
A new Illinois Lottery scratch-off game will provide resources to help fund police memorials, programs for the families of officers killed or severely injured in the line of duty, and protective vest replacements for officers.
The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is seeking proposals through the Safe Routes to School program for projects that help children walk and bike to school.
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