The Illinois Senate convened in Springfield March 13-15. A strong portion of the week was devoted to conversations and action surrounding firearm legislation and proposed restrictions. Additionally, a bill from Senator Schimpf’s “Eight for ‘18” legislative priorities moved forward.
Although the Illinois Senate was not in session this week. Senator Schimpf traveled to Chicago for a Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearing and attended events within the 58th Senate District.
Senator Paul Schimpf responds to latest Joint Senate/House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing about the Illinois Veterans’ Home at Quincy. The meeting was held in Chicago on Monday, March, 5.
This week Sen. Paul Schimpf continued his participation in a higher education working group, voted to protect our 2nd Amendment rights, and supported a bipartisan healthcare assessment formula to ensure Illinois continues to receive federal Medicaid funding.
High school artists in District 58 are invited to submit work to Senator Paul Schimpf’s “Celebrate the State” High School Art Competition. Students will have the chance to showcase their pieces at a gallery display in the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield, beginning April 29.
The Spring Legislative Session is in full swing. All of Senator Schimpf’s legislation has been filed and students from Dist. 58 are getting more opportunities to learn about the legislative process than ever before.
"This hearing, on the heels of a ridiculously broad request for documents, does nothing to help us find solutions."
Governor Bruce Rauner's budget address was the main focus of Senator Paul Schimpf’s activity in Springfield this week. Additionally, the senator filed more bills as part of his "Eight for '18" legislative agenda.
The patient is in stable condition and clinical vigilance is being heightened at the facility. Out of an abundance of caution, the Illinois Department of Human Services has also turned off the water to the unit where the patient lives. The agency has also provided bottled water for staff and other residents.
This spring we need a budget that is truly balanced, accompanied by pro-growth reforms. Today's budget proposal should be a wake-up call to anyone who thought we could achieve fiscal stability by simply raising taxes.
Administration officials have made it clear that microfilm from the bacteria is present throughout all the plumbing at the site.
The Illinois Senate returned to session from Tuesday, Feb. 6 through Thursday, Feb. 8. During the week, Senator Paul Schimpf (R-Waterloo) filed legislation to ensure the state keeps its promise to Department of Corrections employees and other state employees who are owed back pay. Senator Schimpf also filed legislation setting up a task force to study the Southwest Illinois Connector. Senator Schimpf also participated in a fact-finding hearing on the Illinois Veterans Home and more.
Senator Paul Schimpf issues statement regarding Joint Senate/House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing about legionella at the Illinois Veterans’ Home at Quincy
The Illinois Departments of Employment Security and Department of Corrections invites you to an employment workshop on Tuesday, Feb. 13, in Ina.
During the past week, both houses of the Illinois General Assembly returned to session and Governor Bruce Rauner delivered his fourth State of the State Address. Senator Paul Schimpf also filed legislation to ensure the state makes the water and sewer bond payments that are owed to the city of Sparta.
Despite his positive takeaway from the speech in the Illinois House, Schimpf said there is still more work to be done in Springfield if we want to reignite Illinois’ economy and get back on the right track of creating jobs and reform broken policy.
Senator Paul Schimpf hopes the Illinois General Assembly can accomplish more than it did in 2017 when both houses return this week. The Illinois Senate and House both go into session on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, and Governor Bruce Rauner is scheduled to deliver his State of the State address on Wednesday, Jan. 31.
State Senator Paul Schimpf (R-Waterloo) is announcing his eight legislative priorities for the 2018 Spring Legislative Session. His Eight for ‘18 agenda touches on job creation, reducing government spending, and keeping promises – priorities he believes will generate support from both sides of the aisle.
Senator Paul Schimpf's shares his take following the Joint Senate/House Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearing about Legionnaire’s Disease at the Quincy Veterans’ Home:
Waterloo, IL. – Legislative action for 2017 has concluded, but Illinois citizens will begin 2018 with more than 200 new laws taking effect. Many of these new laws help Illinois veterans ...
Waterloo, IL. – Illinois turns 200 this year and to mark the occasion, communities across the state – including many in southwestern Illinois – kicked off the year-long Illinois Bicentennial. Illinois officially became a state on Dec. 3, 1818. The state designated that date for the kickoff of the year-long birthday celebration ...
Waterloo, IL. -- With recent reports revealing a mixed bag on employment rates in Illinois, state leaders continue their efforts to improve the economy and prospects for jobs growth in the coming year, which included an important visit during the week by the General Counsel of Japan in Chicago, according to State Sen. Paul Schimpf (R-Waterloo) ...
“I joined the lawsuit filed by the Thomas Moore Society because the new law is a radical departure from long-standing Illinois public policy not to use taxpayer dollars for ‘elective’ abortions under the Medicaid assistance program..."
Springfield, IL – It was a week for legislators to be back in the district – an opportunity to spend more time working on individual constituent issues and holding local meetings. As the year begins winding down, one of the unresolved issues of 2017 is the less-than-stellar performance of the Illinois economy, according to Sen. Paul Schimpf ...
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