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4/19/2021 by Joe McCoy
This week's Illinois State Association of Counties (ISACo) News and Views e-newsletter requests that county officials contact their state legislators to discuss county board reapportionment, shares information about an expected proposal restricting local control over wind and solar facilities, urges county officials to advocate against proposed cuts to an important source of state-shared county revenue and reminds county officials to visit ISACo's "Protect County LGDF Revenue" page, provides a list of bills of interest that passed the Illinois House last week, summarizes new amendments filed last week that are of relevance to counties, announces upcoming NACo webinars, spotlights ISACo corporate partner Comcast and invites counties to join ISACo.
4/12/2021 by Joe McCoy
This week's Illinois State Association of Counties (ISACo) News and Views e-newsletter includes our 2021 Spring Legislative Advocacy Toolkit and urges county officials to contact their state legislators about these key issues, shares an update about ISACo's efforts to address the delay in federal census data and how this will impact counties, requests opposition to legislation allowing the state to assume control over local health departments during declared statewide emergencies, summarizes new amendments filed last week that are of relevance to counties, provides a link to a recording of last week's National Association of Counties (NACo) national membership call discussing the State and Local Fiscal and Recovery Funds and proposed American Jobs plan, includes a link to new ISACo resource pages about the State and Local Fiscal and Recovery Funds and COVID-19 vaccine, discusses Governor Pritzker's extension of the statewide disaster declaration and previously issued executive orders, announces a Virtual Local Government Workshop hosted by The Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR), announces upcoming NACo webinars and an upcoming national membership call, shares information from GoRail about rail sustainability, spotlights ISACo corporate partner Christopher B. Burke Engineering and invites counties to join ISACo.
4/5/2021 by Joe McCoy
This week's Illinois State Association of Counties (ISACo) News and Views e-newsletter includes our 2021 Spring Legislative Advocacy Toolkit and urges county officials to contact their state legislators about these key issues, includes a link to a page on ISACo's website dedicated as a clearinghouse for information about the State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds program, provides an update about the 2021 National Association of Counties (NACo) Annual Conference, announces upcoming NACo webinars, spotlights ISACo corporate partner Wight & Company and invites counties to join ISACo.
3/29/2021 by Joe McCoy
This week's Illinois State Association of Counties (ISACo) News and Views e-newsletter provides an update on where things stand on the spring legislative calendar, includes links to a multitude of redistricting hearings in the House and Senate, calls upon county officials to contact their state legislators and the Governor to express opposition to the proposed cut to Local Government Distributive Fund (LGDF) revenue, provides an update on bills of county interest approved by both chambers and House/Senate committees, includes amendments filed last week of interest to counties, shares information about the Illinois Commerce Commission's (ICC) 5-year Crossing Safety Plan, announces upcoming National Association of Counties (NACo) webinars, including a NACo national membership call, spotlights ISACo corporate partner Nationwide and invites counties to join ISACo.
3/22/2021 by Joe McCoy
This week's Illinois State Association of Counties (ISACo) News and Views e-newsletter includes a list of bills that affect or are of interest to counties approved by committees last week, summarizes new amendments filed that are of relevance to counties, discusses General Assembly redistricting hearings and ISACo's efforts to aid counties in complying with their obligations to redraw county board districts, announces an expansion of COVID-19 vaccine eligibility, provides information about the U.S. EPA's announcement delaying the effective date for implementation of the Lead and Copper Rule, links to an announcement about funding for small businesses and the launch of the next phase of the Rebuild Distressed Communities Program, shares information about Governor Pritzker's appointment of a new leader for the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs, offers information on NACo's online leadership program led by General Colin Powell, spotlights corporate partner AT&T and invites counties to join ISACo.
3/15/2021 by Joe McCoy
This week's Illinois State Association of Counties (ISACo) "News and Views" e-newsletter announces the signing of the American Rescue Plan Act with a provision to grant billions in direct and flexible federal funding to counties, provides the Illinois House and Senate Schedule for the week, offers an updated list of ISACo testimony on county issues, conveys what occurred with select legislation of interest to counties considered in Illinois House and Senate committee hearings last week (March 8-12), reports on the second of six $250 million Rebuild Illinois grants to counties, municipalities and townships to address local transportation needs, includes information on upcoming National Association of Counties (NACo) webinar opportunities and a NACo national membership call with White House officials, highlights ISACo corporate partner 2im Group and invites counties to join ISACo.
3/8/2021 by Joe McCoy
This week's Illinois State Association of Counties (ISACo) "News and Views" e-newsletter provides an update on Congressional work concerning the American Rescue Plan Act and the proposed provision to grant direct and flexible federal funding to counties, reports on ISACo's most recent efforts to protect counties by opposing a proposed cut to state-shared income tax revenue, conveys what occurred with select legislation of interest to counties considered in Illinois House and Senate committee hearings last week (March 1-5), spotlights key legislation about which county officials should be aware, reminds county officials to register for the National Association of Counties (NACo) Virtual Legislative Conference that begins today, includes information about two NACo National Membership calls scheduled for this week, highlights ISACo corporate partner Comcast and invites counties to join ISACo.
3/1/2021 by Joe McCoy
This week's Illinois State Association of Counties (ISACo) "News and Views" e-newsletter provides an update on the status of federal legislation that includes billions in funding for Illinois counties, urges counties to take action against Governor Pritzker's proposal to reduce Local Government Distributive Fund (LGDF) disbursements to counties and municipalities, provides information about General Assembly committee work, spotlights key legislation of interest to counties, reminds county officials to register for the National Association of Counties (NACo) 2021 Virtual Legislative Conference, includes information about upcoming NACo webinar opportunities, highlights ISACo corporate partner Christopher B. Burke Engineering and invites counties to join ISACo.
2/22/2021 by Joe McCoy
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.
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