Friday, August 25, 2017
GRAIN BELT EXPRESS: Planned high-tension power line hits serious snag

Project would come through Shelby County in the 102nd District The planned 3,500-megawatt high-tension power line has been proposed to deliver electricity from Kansas to western Indiana. Crossing Missouri and…

Monday, July 31, 2017
Governor Signs Bill denying Lawmakers a Pay Increase

Rep. Halbrook (center standing) at the signingof HB 643 by Gov. Rauner at the State Capitol. Today, Governor Rauner signed House Bill 643, which was co-sponsored by State Representative Brad Halbrook…

Monday, July 17, 2017
Rep. Halbrook Joins Governor Rauner at Mt. Zion Junior High to Fight for School Aid Formula Reforms to Help All Students

Today, State Representative Brad Halbrook (R- Shelbyville), a member of the Government Consolidation & Modernization Committee, joined Governor Bruce Rauner and other members of the House and Senate at Mt….

Friday, July 7, 2017
July 15 Deadline for IL State Police Applications: Military Experience Recognized in Place of Education Requirement

The Illinois State Police Merit Board is currently processing applicationsfor Cadet Class 127, tentatively scheduled for February 4, 2018. In orderto be considered for Cadet Class 127, the Merit Board must receive…

Thursday, July 6, 2017
Rep. Halbrook Holds Firm on No New Taxes! Continues to Advocate for Reforms and Cuts to Overspending

Today, the Illinois House of Representatives considered overriding the vetoes by the governor on a budget and a tax hike that would increase personal income taxes 32% and corporate income…

Monday, July 3, 2017
Rep. Halbrook Statement on the Passage of Tax Hike

State Representative Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville) released the following statement on the passage of Senate Bills 6 and 9. “Just hours before session today, Speaker Madigan and the House Democrats filed…

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
A More Equitable School Funding Fix…House Bill 4069 Means More Dollars for the Children of the 102nd District

For years the General Assembly has been working on a fix to our state’s broken school funding formula. Over time, we have found a better approach known as the “evidence-based…

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Rep. Halbrook Fights for Fair & Equitable Funding for Central Illinois Schools: Opposes Chicago Bailout!

State Representative Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville) opposed the last minute political games played with the school funding formula bill that would bail out Chicago schools by $500 million. Senate Bill 1…

Friday, May 19, 2017
The Illinois State Budget Process: A self-guided power point presentation

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…

Monday, May 1, 2017
Illinois Municipal League: April 26th was ‘Legislative Day’ in Springfield

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;…