State Senator Neil Anderson opposed legislation that would increase Illinois’ minimum wage to $15 statewide over the next six years. Senate Bill 1 passed the Senate Thursday despite Anderson’s call for further negotiations and regional protections.
State Senator Neil Anderson is backing a bipartisan proposal, Senate Joint Resolution Constitutional Amendment 4, which would place the question of fair maps on the ballot for the next statewide election. Anderson is also inviting the people in his district to sign his petition on the issue.
Voice your support for getting a Constitutional Amendment on the ballot to give you the chance to vote on a new system to draw our legislative maps.
Over the next two months, the 38th District Office of State Senator Neil Anderson will be hosting Traveling Office Hours throughout the district. Office staff will be on hand at different locations to answer questions and hear constituents’ concerns.
Sen. Anderson joined Gun Talk this weekend, where he discussed his newly filed legislation that would allow schools to add hunting and gun safety courses into their curriculum.
State Senator Neil Anderson filed legislation this week aimed at holding judges and prosecutors accountable for giving lesser charges or light sentences to those who commit gun crimes.
State Senator Neil Anderson has been appointed to serve as the Minority Spokesperson for the Senate’s committee on Licensed Activities during the 101st General Assembly.
Both the Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) and the federal Internal Revenue Service (IRS) begin accepting 2018 individual income tax filings on January 28. Illinois taxpayers can file their Forms IL-1040 for free using the IDORs website, MyTax Illinois. Federal income tax filers can use www.irs.gov/freefile to find the IRS Free File software product that matches their situation.
State Senator Neil Anderson releases the below statement regarding Governor J.B. Pritzker’s decision to sign Senate Bill 337 into law. SB 337 is a controversial gun dealer licensing bill that was passed during the 100th General Assembly, but held for seven months by the sponsor under a procedural motion.
State Senator Neil Anderson was appointed to the Senate Republican Leadership team Tuesday, Jan. 15. Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady (R-Bloomington) appointed Sen. Anderson to serve as Assistant Republican Leader.
State Sen. Neil Anderson joins the Capitol Report podcast this week to discuss the inauguration of the 101st General Assembly and his hopes for the upcoming session.
State Sen. Neil Anderson was sworn into office Jan. 9 at the Statehouse during the Illinois Senate Inauguration.
As citizens throughout Illinois toast the New Year, 253 new laws will take effect. From controversial gun-control laws to fighting human trafficking and celebrating our state’s rich history, these new laws cover a wide range of topics.
I want to take this opportunity to highlight some of the good things we accomplished this year. Before I do that, I want to thank everyone who offered me their opinion on legislation, offered a suggestion on new legislation, or provided me valuable information on issues both in Springfield and in the district. So, I can’t stress this enough that the following accomplishments are because of all of us – working together.
Dec. 7 in Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
The Governor has ordered United States and Illinois flags to fly at half-staff until Dec. 30, to honor former President, George H.W. Bush, who died on Nov. 30.
On Dec. 3, 1818, Illinois became the 21st state in the union.
Illinois now has several new laws following the conclusion of the Fall Veto Session, where the General Assembly overrode measures vetoed by Gov. Bruce Rauner. Other measures fell short of the 3/5 majority needed in both the Senate and House of Representatives to override the Governor’s vetoes.
To ensure safe shopping this holiday season, the Illinois Attorney General has released its annual Safe Shopping Guide, which highlights hazardous toys, children’s products and household items that have been recalled over the past year. The guide includes descriptions and photographs of each item.
Lawmakers return to Springfield Nov. 27 for the final week of the Fall Veto Session to take further action on a number of pieces of legislation that were either vetoed by Gov. Bruce Rauner or amenditorily vetoed by him.
The 2018 Holiday Shopping Survey recently released by Wallet Hub shows 35 percent of Americans plan on spending more than $500 this holiday season, compared to 33 percent in 2017. Meanwhile, 15 percent say they will spend more than $1,001 and 19 percent say they will spend less than $100.
Hitting the road, the railway, or the airport this Thanksgiving week? Expect more vehicles and longer lines, according to AAA.
Senate Republican caucus members voted this week to retain State Senator Bill Brady as Senate Republican Leader.
Deer hunters are reminded to focus on safety as the 2018 Illinois Firearm Deer Season opens this week. The seven-day firearm season begins this Friday, Nov. 16 through Sunday, Nov. 18. A second round of firearm deer hunting will be held from Nov. 29-Dec. 2.
Unemployment insurance rates will be lower in 2019 for more than 92 percent of the state’s employers required to register and pay state Unemployment Insurance (UI) taxes, according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES). IDES said Illinois business owners are on target to pay $240 million less in UI taxes in 2019 compared to 2018. UI taxes paid by Illinois businesses this year topped $1.9 billion. Employers are expected to pay $1.66 billion in 2019.
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