MOLINE– Illinois Senator Dan Kotowski (D-Park Ridge) will chair a public hearing today for the non-partisan Budgeting for Results commission at Western Illinois University in Moline. The hearing will focus on state program effectiveness and spending priorities.
“We need to re-evaluate spending and live within our means, just like a family or business,” Kotowski said. “The goal of this hearing is to gain feedback from people in Illinois about state programs that make a difference in their lives. This insight helps us fund what works and get rid of what doesn’t.”
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 PM.
Location: Western Illinois University - Quad Cities Riverfront Campus
Rock Island County Rooms 103/104
3300 River Drive Moline, IL 61265
For more information, call Sen. Kotowski’s district office 847-656-5414 or Springfield office 217-782-3875.
“I’m appalled that churches and places of worship weren’t protected in the new law allowing the carrying of loaded, concealed handguns in public places. This law passed over my objections and I will continue to push for its improvement to increase public safety,” Kotowski said.
While this new law contained protections prohibiting guns in schools, it failed to provide those same protections to churches, temples, or mosques. Kotowski believes that concealed weapons have no place in houses of worship.