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Anderson, McCombie to Host Sterling Senior Fair June 27

State Sen. Neil Anderson (Rock Island), and State Rep. Tony McCombie (Savanna) will host a free Senior Health Fair from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. October 19 at New Hope Foursquare Church, 2305 7th Avenue in Moline.

Anderson asks constituents to help honor local Veterans

Highlighting the importance of honoring the sacrifices made by local veterans, this upcoming Veterans Day, State Senator Neil Anderson (Andalusia) is providing several opportunities for constituents to say thank you for your service. Students in 6, 7, and 8th grades are encouraged to participate in Senator Anderson’s Veterans Day Essay contest, while all constituents are asked to submit a tribute and photo of their friends and family who have served our country to be displayed in the rotunda of

EDGE Tax Credit Signing

"Representing a district on the Illinois-Iowa border, I know how important it is to support policies that make Illinois competitive in attracting new job-creators, and keeping established businesses within our borders. By extending the EDGE program, we're keeping a pipeline for Illinois jobs open," said State Sen. Neil Anderson (R-Andalusia).

Seat Check Saturday in Illinois for Child Passenger Safety Week

Common car-seat mistakes can have deadly consequences. With 59 percent of child car seats installed incorrectly, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is encouraging motorists to take advantage of “National Seat Check Saturday” on Sept. 23, with nearly 100 free car-seat safety checks planned throughout the state and listed at BuckleUpIllinois.org.

Civil Asset Forfeiture Revamp Becomes Law

This week, the Governor signed legislation to restructure Illinois’ civil forfeiture laws.

Anderson to Host Children’s Safety Expo

State Sen. Neil Anderson (Andalusia) and State Rep. Tony McCombie (Savanna) will host a Children’s Safety Expo from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Sept. 9 at Glenview Middle School, 3100 7th Ave, in East Moline.

Anderson bill to aid farmers during harvest emergency signed into law

Illinois farmers will be given additional latitude to harvest crops in an effective and efficient way during a declared harvest emergency, under legislation sponsored by State Sen. Neil Anderson (Andalusia) that was signed into law Friday, August 11.

Anderson statement on Senate Bill 1 override vote

Following the Illinois Senate’s vote to override Governor Bruce Rauner’s amendatory veto of Senate Bill 1, State Senator Neil Anderson (Andalusia) offered the following comments. “This bill was held for 60 days before it was sent to the Governor. There’s no reason we should be dealing with this now, when we could have taken care of it in June. Senate Bill 1, in its original form, is not the answer to our education funding problems. A bill that bails out Chicago, at the expense of children in

Anderson statement on Senate Bill 1 amendatory veto

Following Governor Bruce Rauner’s amendatory veto of Senate Bill 1, State Senator Neil Anderson (Andalusia) offered the following comments.

Anderson to host Rock Island County ‘Coffee & Conversation’ events in August

State Sen. Neil Anderson will be joined by special guests State Rep. Tony McCombie, Mayor Mike Thoms, and County Board Member Ron Oelke at various “Coffee & Conversation” events throughout Rock Island County in August.

‘Coffee & Conversation’ changes due to special session

Due to a special session of the Illinois General Assembly that has been scheduled for Thursday, July 27, Senator Neil Anderson and Representative Tony McCombie will not be in attendance at a “Coffee & Conversation” event that is scheduled for Thursday in Rock Falls. While Anderson and McCombie will be in Springfield for session and unable to attend in person, Rock Falls Mayor Bill Wescott, as well as representatives from Anderson and McCombie’s offices will be on hand to address any concerns tha

Wall Street’s Not in the Mood

On July 5, the day before the Illinois House voted to override the Governor’s veto, Moody’s announced they were continuing to review the state's current Baa3 level for a possible downgrade despite "legislative progress toward a fiscal recovery plan based on permanent income tax rate increases." Of particular note, Moody’s states that the plan “appears to lack concrete measures that will materially improve Illinois’ long-term capacity to address its unfunded pension liabilities.”

At What Cost?

The state's personal income tax rate, which goes into effect retroactive to July 1, will increase from 3.75 percent to 4.95 percent, and the corporate income tax rate would increase from 5.25 percent to 7 percent. How will these increases affect Illinoisans? Read more to find out

Anderson Statement on Tax Hike Vote

Today, I voted against a piece of legislation that would permanently increase the income tax for people in this state. It is irresponsible to pass legislation like this without first putting in place real reforms to the way our state operates. The people deserve better.

Anderson Statement on Radogno

“As a new member, without political experience, I had a lot to learn when I became a state senator and Leader Radogno’s door was always open to guide me as I settled into the job. As the 36th District faced significant challenges, Leader Radogno’s leadership, guidance, and hard work helped pass legislation that saved more than 800 jobs in our area. I, and the entire 36th District owe her a great debt of gratitude,” said Anderson. “For me, Leader Radogno has been an invaluable resource and mentor