Disabled veterans who qualified for property tax relief through the Disabled Veterans Standard Homestead Exemption for their previous home would qualify for a prorated exemption for their new home, under legislation co-sponsored by State Sen. Neil Anderson.
New legislation filed this week would allow residents in Property Tax Extension Limitation Law (PTELL) counties to lower their property tax bills via referendum, an ability that is currently only given to residents in non-PTELL counties.
With the rising costs of college tuition, getting to and through college is as much about finances as it is about academics.
State Sen. Neil Anderson received the Illinois YMCA Legislative Champion Award April 18 in Springfield.
State Sen. Neil Anderson met with several area constituents April 18 at the Statehouse. This included leaders from Henry County, education leaders, and a student from Rock Island.
State Sen. Neil Anderson hosted Democratic State Sen. Tom Cullerton in the Quad Cities. They went on a John Deere Harvester Works tour, Rock Island Arsenal Tour, and a Rock River Arms tour.
State Sen. Neil Anderson met with students from Augustana College April 12 in his Capitol office. The group discussed the importance of MAP Grants and other legislative issues.
With seven weeks remaining on the spring session calendar, Governor Bruce Rauner held a meeting with the four legislative leaders to discuss the parameters and need for a balanced budget that does not include any new taxes.
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is announcing the launch of its Opioid Data Dashboard, an innovative way to access data on opioid overdoses and deaths. The Opioid Data Dashboard is an interactive website that offers information on how opioids are affecting people in Illinois.
State Sen. Neil Anderson met with realtors from the Quad Cities area as well as the Quad City Area Realtor Association April 10 at his Springfield office in the Capitol.
Senate lawmakers return to Springfield April 10, and will continue their efforts to finalize a state budget and finish legislative business for the spring session by a scheduled adjournment date of May 31.
The Joint Senate/House Task Force on Sexual Discrimination and Harassment is continuing to meet as part of a comprehensive review of the legal and social consequences of sexual discrimination and harassment in the public and private sectors.
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is warning people about the dangers of synthetic cannabinoids, after six people in northern Illinois who used synthetic cannabinoids suffered severe bleeding. All reported using synthetic cannabinoids, often called fake weed, K2, and spice.
Organizers of the Illinois Bicentennial celebration are hoping to make 2018 a record year for volunteerism and community engagement. The group encourages all Illinois organizations and volunteers to make a similar commitment.
Senate Republicans remain adamant that Illinois’ future growth cannot be based on a tax-and-spend system, urging lawmakers to stop outspending revenue and doing more to undercut the crushing burdens placed on the backs of Illinois’ taxpayers and businesses.
A bipartisan Legislative Public Safety Group has been created from members of all four legislative caucuses to work with the Administration on furthering progress in a number of public safety areas.
As part of the response to Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks at the Quincy-based Illinois Veterans’ Home, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner recently announced plans to explore building a new facility on the Quincy campus.
Law abiding citizens who hold a Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card would be able to display an electronic version of his or her FOID card on their phone or other electronic device under legislation (Senate Bill 2871) sponsored by State Sen. Neil Anderson.
Gov. Rauner signed bipartisan legislation this week that protects safety net and rural hospitals while ensuring continued federal support for quality healthcare to more than three million Illinoisans.
More light was shed on the state’s sweeping opioid epidemic, as the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that last year Illinois emergency rooms experienced a 66 percent spike in opioid overdoses.
The Senate and House Veterans Affairs Committees met for the fourth time to resume their conversations with new data about the outbreaks and sequence of events at the Illinois Veterans’ Home in Quincy. The meeting took place at the Bilandic Building in Chicago on March 5.
The Senate Task Force on Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Awareness and Prevention met for a very sensitive matter that involves an open investigation on sexual harassment at a multinational company.
The Senate also passed legislation (Senate Bill 1773 and Senate Bill 1573) to update a Medicaid assessment system that ensures that hospitals across the state will continue to receive federal funding. The program is fully financed by hospitals and the federal government—there is no cost to the state.
Staff from my office will host traveling office hours throughout the district. Staff will be available to take your concerns, answer questions, and provide information on several issues. Appointments are not required.
The Illinois Senate advanced legislation seeking to increase participation of medical professionals in the program that would place epinephrine auto-injectors (EpiPens) in the hands of law enforcement across the state.
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