This week's Illinois State Association of Counties (ISACo) "News and Views" e-newsletter includes information about Governor Pritzker's State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2022 budget address that proposes an ISACo-opposed cut to local revenue, reports on the enactment of criminal justice reform legislation, spotlights introduced legislation of interest to counties, announces upcoming National Association of Counties (NACo) webinar events, offers information on NACo's online leadership program led by General Colin Powell and highlights ISACo's corporate partner Wight & Company.
Governor JB Pritzker unveiled a State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2022 State Budget proposal that includes $95.5 billion in spending and calls for a 10% reduction in income tax revenues shared with local governments. This post provides additional details about the proposed budget and links to an ISACo resource to assist with the fight against the proposed reduction to state-shared local revenues.
This week's Illinois State Association of Counties (ISACo) "News and Views" e-newsletter includes information about the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform Fiscal Year 2021 Reconciliation Act proposal that includes funding for states and local governments, spotlights introduced legislation of interest to counties, provides an update about the Governor's upcoming budget address, links to ISACo's 2021 state legislative agenda, announces the identification of the first case of the B.1.351 COVID-19 variant in Illinois, discusses the addition of more than 300 new COVID-19 vaccination sites and the expansion of COVID-19 vaccination eligibility within Phase 1B, reports on the deployment of disaster survivor assistance teams to support COVID-19 vaccination sites across Illinois, includes information on upcoming National Association of Counties (NACo) webinar events and highlights ISACo's corporate partner Nationwide.
The U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Oversight released a summary of provisions that would create new funding for states and localities combatting the COVID-19 pandemic. This post includes projected funding levels for each Illinois county should Congress pass and the President enact the funding currently being proposed.
This week's Illinois State Association of Counties (ISACo) News and Views e-newsletter spotlights introduced legislation of interest to counties, provides an update on plans for the resumption of General Assembly session days, reports on changes to Illinois' COVID-19 mitigations, announces that regions 4, 8 and 9 are moving to phase 4 mitigations, discusses new vaccination locations and plans to redirect excess vaccines to those eligible in Phase 1B, highlights Greene County for its vaccination delivery success, links to a new Executive Order (EO) extending provisions within previous COVID-19 orders, includes information on upcoming National Association of Counties (NACo) webinars, offers information on NACo's online leadership program led by General Colin Powell and highlights ISACo's corporate partner AT&T.
This week's Illinois State Association of Counties (ISACo) "News and Views" e-newsletter recognizes that February is Black History Month, provides an update on House and Senate schedule changes, reports on a deadline extension for reimbursement submissions under the Local CURE Program, shares COVID-19 mitigation updates, announces a virtual townhall event where legislators will discuss the criminal justice reform bill approved in January, links to a new COVID-19 vaccination portal, includes information about registering for the National Association of Counties (NACo) virtual Legislative Conference and highlights ISACo corporate partner 2im Group.
This week's Illinois State Association of Counties (ISACo) "News and Views" e-newsletter conveys information about the resumption of session days, provides a list of state representatives appointed to Speaker Welch's leadership team, links to ISACo's analysis of the Omnibus Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Reform legislation, provides an update on the State's COVID-19 vaccine administration plan, shares information about small business assistance, announces COVID-19 mitigation changes affecting various regions throughout the State, includes information about applying for Abandoned Residential Property Municipality Relief Program grants, provides a link to an FAQ about the federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program published by the U.S. Treasury Department, announces the appointment of Kendall County Circuit Clerk Matthew G. Prochaska as chair of an important National Association of Counties (NACo) standing committee, includes a link to information about NACo's 2021 Virtual Legislative Conference and spotlights ISACo corporate partner Comcast.
Newly-elected Illinois House Speaker Welch released the names of his leadership team. The Leadership Team will assist Speaker Welch in pursuing the agenda of the House Democratic Caucus.
Governor Pritzker unveiled an updated vaccination administration plan and also announced that three regions of the state are moving from Tier 3 resurgence mitigations to Tier 2 resurgence mitigations. Read the post for more information.
The final days of the 101st General Assembly saw significant action on several fronts. This blog post provides a summary of what transpired over the last few days of session leading up to the inauguration of the 102nd General Assembly.