November 11 is observed in the United States as Veterans Day to honor those who have served in the armed forces. This day is not to be confused with Memorial Day, which is meant to honor those who lost their lives while serving.
The Illinois Senate Democratic Caucus includes a number of members who served in various branches of the armed forces. To learn more about our members and their thoughts on Veterans’ Day, please watch the following video:
In an effort to incentivize development of shuttered state facilities, Senator Tony Munoz (D – Chicago) passed legislation out of the Senate today creating a tax credit to assist developers in repurposing vacant state-owned property.
Senate Bill 341 passed the Senate Executive Committee yesterday after testimony from Joliet Mayor Tom Giarrante and Jacksonville Mayor Andy Ezard (pictured), both of whom support Munoz’s legislation.
Both communities have been hit hard with the double effect of a closed state facility and large vacant buildings.
Senate advances bipartisan plans to lure jobs, key business headquarters to Illinois
SPRINGFIELD – Several hundred jobs would move to Illinois and a major corporation would setup here shop under legislation an influential Senate Committee approved Wednesday.
Two plans passed the Senate Executive Committee that extend incentive packages to two international companies—Office Depot Inc. and ADM—promoting job growth in Illinois.
Proposed permits would let those 16 and younger hunt with parents
It would be easier for youth hunters to hunt with their parents under a proposed new law the Illinois Senate recently endorsed.
The proposal lets those 16 or younger obtain a youth hunting license without having to take a state test, so long as they are with a properly licensed adult family member.
Across the state, retired public-sector employees have questions about looming changes to their health insurance plans.
Those changes were the subject of a recent Capitol hearing.
The Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability met to hear testimony from representatives of Central Management Services and group insurance providers regarding changes for state retirees that, in many cases, have created confusion among retirees.
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