This slide uses Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 as an example from the last year we had a state budget in place.

Many of you have contacted me about your frustration that there hasn't been a full, balanced budget for Illinois in two years now. I share your frustration and want you to see the process as it is supposed to happen under our state constitution. You may click HERE to see the entire power point presentation.

In the visitor's gallery of the Illinois House of Representatives Chamber are (l-r) Michael J. Inman, Mayor of Macomb; Suzanne M. Rogers, Ed.M., Associate Director of Admissions, Univ. of Illinois; Rep. Brad Halbrook;
Tami D. Fruhling-Voges, Mayor-Elect of St. Joseph; and B.J. Hackler, Mayor of St. Joseph.

The Illinois Municipal League members traveled to the state capitol last week to meet with legislators and track legislation that impacts local government. The deadline for passing legislation out of the House to go over to the Senate (and vice versa) was Friday, April 28th. Local officials met with Rep. Halbrook who serves on both the Cities & Villages Committee as well as the Counties & Townships Committee where he is the Republican Spokesperson and is assigned to the Consolidated and the Transparency Subcommittees.

Among the visitors from the 102nd District were the current Mayor of St. Joseph, B.J. Hackler, who will be retiring after 36 years of service, and the Mayor-Elect Tami D. Fruhling-Voges.