State Rep. Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville) hosted a discussion this morning at the Historic Vandalia State House with a bipartisan group of legislators and others to discuss some ideas about economic development for central and southern Illinois. “A big thank you to my colleagues on both sides of the aisle who came together to talk about some ideas for growing our economy in Illinois,” commented Rep. Brad Halbrook, member of the House Agriculture & Conservation Committee. “With the passage of tax reform at the federal level this week, it seems like the right time to have some more conversations about what we can do at the state level to grow our economy, create jobs, and promote Illinois’ number one industry…agriculture!”
|Standing (l-r: Rep. Halbrook, Rep. Severin, Rep. Bryant, Sen. Schimpf, and Rep. Butler)
in front of the Illinois Supreme Court bench from 1836 when Vandalia was still the Illinois state capitol.