With about week and a half left in the spring legislative session, Senate Republicans remain hopeful a balanced budget, without a tax increase, will be approved by May 31. Meanwhile, Governor Rauner introduced his public safety initiative and the U.S. Supreme Court announced a major decision on sports gaming.
With the first wave of the 10-year Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) cards expiring this summer, Illinois State Police (ISP) are anticipating a significant backlog of renewal applications. In response, Sen. Anderson is joining Illinois State Police Director Leo Schmitz in urging Illinois firearm owners to file paperwork early to renew their FOID cards.
Two measures advancing through the General Assembly would give more opportunities to high school students who are college bound or looking for vocational training.
State Sen. Neil Anderson, also a Moline Firefighter, honored firefighters who lost their lives as a result of their service and those who demonstrated excellence and professionalism in service to the citizens of the State of Illinois during the 25th Annual Illinois Fallen Firefighter Memorial & Firefighting Medal of Honor Award Ceremony May 8 in Springfield. Later in the day, Anderson spoke to firefighters at a legislative conference.
State Sen. Neil Anderson says a new multi-use trail planned to run through the heart of the City of Moline can be a “game changer” for the area. A nearly $2 million grant was announced by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) May 7 to help build the trail.
State Sen. Neil Anderson will be joined by Sterling Mayor Skip Lee for “Coffee & Conversation,” an open conversation event for constituents May 14 in Sterling. The free event at the Candlelight Inn in Sterling (2907 North Locust Street) runs from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., although constituents can arrive at any time.
Legislation aimed at protecting the integrity of the non-profit grant process has passed the Senate.
Legislation giving motorists the option to register their vehicles for more than one year at a time, would provide a convenience and save the state money.
Beginning next year, state lawmakers would no longer automatically get free healthcare when they retire, under Senate Bill 2292 that was approved unanimously by the Senate.
Dozens of high school students from across State Sen. Neil Anderson’s 36th Senate District participated in a unique, hands-on experience in state government May 3 in Springfield.
State Sen. Neil Anderson is co-sponsoring legislation prohibiting a pay raise for lawmakers.
Cannabidiol, otherwise known as CBD oil, would become legal in Illinois, under legislation sponsored by State Sen. Neil Anderson and passed unanimously by the Senate April 25.
Republican leaders in the General Assembly introduced resolutions in the Illinois Senate and House this week calling on a revenue estimate to be certified for the upcoming Fiscal Year 2019 budget, which begins July 1.
State Sen. Neil Anderson spoke at the Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day, also known as IGOLD, April 25. It's an annual event where gun owners, Second Amendment advocates, and lawmakers rally in support of the Constitution and protecting the rights of law-abiding gun owners.
Sen. Anderson's Page for a Day on April 25 was an Erie student. Reece Duncan made the trip to Springfield with his father. Reece was one of two winners of Anderson's Veterans Day Essay Contest.
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 2677) passed unanimously by the Senate April 25 and sponsored by State Sen. Neil Anderson.
The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. It’s a safe and responsible way to dispose of prescription drugs that have gone either unused or expired.
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.
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