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Saturday, May 23, 2020
Rep. Amy Grant Rejects Unbalanced Budget; Criticizes Democrats for Including Raises for Lawmakers

Today Illinois Democrats pushed through a partisan, unbalanced budget for Fiscal Year 2021 that increases spending by 6.8%. The budget spends $42.8 billion while revenues are expected to be only…


Friday, May 22, 2020
Pritzker Softens Stance on Childcare Reopenings; Moves Childcare Center Reopenings from Phase 4 to Phase 3

On May 15th, 28 House Republicans sent a letter to Governor Pritzker, urging him to allow all Illinois child care providers to reopen as regions move to Phase 3 of…


Thursday, May 21, 2020
Rep. Grant Summarizes Highlights of First Special Session Day

Yesterday the Illinois House of Representatives convened at the Bank of Springfield Center in downtown Springfield to resume the 2020 spring legislative session that was paused for nearly 11 weeks…


Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Rep. Grant Co-Sponsors Legislation to Remove Graduated Income Tax Question from November Ballot

State Representative Amy Grant (R-Wheaton) is working with House Republicans to remove the graduated income tax question from the November ballot. Saying, “it’s the last thing we should be doing…


Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Rep. Grant Signs On as Leading Co-Sponsor of Measure to Reduce Lawmaker Pay to Help Balance Budget

As the State of Illinois faces a $7 billion to $8 billion revenue shortfall in the Fiscal Year 2021 budget, State Representative Amy Grant (R-Wheaton) believes lawmakers need to take…


Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Legislative News from Rep. Amy Grant

Over the weekend I became aware of two important issues related to the Governor’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis. Information about both is still being collected, but I want to…


Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Legislature to Reconvene, DuPage County Small Business Grants

Today lawmakers finally received word that we’re returning to Springfield. House Republicans have been pushing for the legislature to reconvene for weeks, and we’re glad the Governor and Democrat leaders…


Tuesday, May 12, 2020
DuPage County to Offer Small Business Relief Grants

In an effort to assist small businesses and independent contractors impacted by COVID-19, DuPage County, in cooperation with Choose DuPage, is providing grants to assist with employee retention payroll costs,…


Monday, May 11, 2020
Grant Offers Petition to Convene the Illinois General Assembly

Speaker Madigan has cancelled the four scheduled session days for this week, extending the time during which the House has been sidelined. We have not met since March 5. Government…


Monday, May 11, 2020
Rep. Grant Invites 42nd District Students to Apply for ISBE Advisory Council

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) is constantly seeking ways to include student voice in all of the work happening at this agency. ISBE’s Student Advisory Council (SAC) is…