A blessed Easter to all.
State lawmakers are working back in their districts until April 30, when they return to Springfield to finish the spring legislative session, which is scheduled to adjourn May 31.
Senator Chuck Weaver is hosting a Town Hall April 18 at the High School in Princeton.
Senator Chuck Weaver was one of four lawmakers who talked with Chicago leaders April 15 about the Constitutional Amendment proposed by Governor J.B. Pritzker to fundamentally change the state’s income tax system from a flat rate structure to a progressive rate structure.
A controversial graduated income tax plan was advanced during the week, with Democrat lawmakers and state officials claiming it is time to “let the people vote,” even though they will not allow similar votes on other issues such as term limits, pension reform and fair maps.
Citizens and advocacy groups from across the state crowded the Capitol during the week, voicing their support or opposition to hundreds of bills currently being considered by lawmakers.
Fifty students from 18 high schools in central Illinois came to Springfield April 3 to experience first-hand the workings of their state government, as part of Senator Chuck Weaver’s Youth Advisory Council.
Senator Weaver talks about the 50 students from 18 central Illinois high schools who came to Springfield April 3 to experience first-hand the workings of their state government.
Fifty students from 18 high schools in central Illinois came to Springfield April 3 to experience first-hand the workings of their state government, as part of State Sen. Chuck Weaver’s Youth Advisory Council.
Senate Republicans offered a constitutional amendment during the week to give Illinois residents a stronger voice in proposed tax increases, as lawmakers acted on legislation that will provide cost-savings measures, and resolve issues with out-of-date mandates.
Thousands of 2nd Amendment rights advocates march in the Illinois State Rifle Association’s annual lobby rally March 27 in Springfield.
Several important bills – some of them controversial – were among the measures considered by lawmakers during the week to meet a March 22 deadline to move Senate bills out of committees.
Senator Chuck Weaver is hosting Coffee & Conversation March 29 at The Coffee Hub, 318 5th St. in Lacon.
Thousands of people from across Illinois came to the Capitol March 20 to voice their strong opposition to controversial bills that would expand abortion rights and repeal the parental notification law.
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The Senate spent most of its day working on legislation in full schedule of committees during the week, with some floor action, and several controversial measures making news.
Senator Chuck Weaver talks with city officials from Galesburg March 13 in the Capitol.
District office intern Benjamin McCoy joined Senator Chuck Weaver in the Senate March 13, serving as “Page for a Day.”
Governor J.B. Pritzker took the next step during the week in advancing his controversial plan to change the state’s income tax from a flat rate to a graduated rate based on income.
Senator Chuck Weaver talks with local agriculture leaders from the Knox County Corn Growers Association March 6 in the Capitol.
A plan by Senator Chuck Weaver to help soon-to-be-released inmates find jobs to keep them from returning to jail or prison was approved by a unanimous vote of the Senate March 6.
LISTEN IN: Senator Weaver discusses his plan to give soon-to-be-released inmates more tools to find jobs, in an effort to keep them from returning to jail or prison.
Senator Chuck Weaver talks with local Soil and Water Conservation District leaders from Knox, Mercer, Peoria and Stark counties March 5 in the Capitol.
Illinois’ new Governor outlined his spending plan for the coming year during the week, after signing a controversial minimum-wage measure into law.
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